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On this day in Williams history: Mansell breaks his WDC duck

August 16, 2018

Having narrowly missed out on the formula 1 World Drivers Championship on three previous occasions in 1986, 1987, and 1991, all whilst driving for Williams, fans’ favourite Nigel Mansell finally cracked it on this day in 1992, finishing second to the late great Ayrton Senna in the Hungarian Grand Prix in his FW14B to clinch his one and only Formula 1 World Championship.

It was a successful season for Mansell and Williams, winning 9 and 10 Grands Prix respectively, clinching both drivers’ and constructors championships in the process.

Nigel Mansell would never finish second in a race to Senna again, he and Williams (and Formula 1) parting company at the end of the year, only to reunite for a handful of races in the wake of Senna’s death.


1 Comment

Michaelmad · August 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Nigel Mansell was great.

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