F1 Ace Nigel Mansell To Race Again

Nige, Greg and Ginetta boss Lawrence
Nige, Greg and Ginetta boss Lawrence
British motor racing legend Nigel Mansell will return to the international motorsport arena next month, when he races a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S in the Le Mans Series championship finale at Silverstone.

Mansell, who remains the most successful British Formula One driver of all time and last competed at Grand Prix level in 1995, will be joined for the first time by his son Greg and former Le Mans winner, Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson to compete in the world-famous endurance race the 'Autosport 1000km of Silverstone'.

The team will be driving the Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1 car at the 5.141km course during 11th-13th September.

F1 World Champ has already tested the Ginetta-Zytec
F1 World Champ has already tested the Ginetta-Zytec
"It's going to be very special for me to be racing again at Silverstone where I've had some of my most memorable wins. I'm delighted that Lawrence has given us the opportunity to compete in the Ginetta-Zytek car and having tested it today at Snetterton, I've no doubt its going to be an incredible weekend," says 'our Nige'.

"It's quite simply an honour to have an icon of Nigel's pedigree compete in the Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 car," says
Tomlinson.

All we can think to add is YAY!!!

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  • jimpritchard 19 Aug 2009

    Does he fancy having a go in a Ferrari F1 car as well?

    redface)

  • VladD 19 Aug 2009

    jimpritchard said:
    Does he fancy having a go in a Ferrari F1 car as well?

    redface)
    I don't think he'd fit.

  • WorAl 19 Aug 2009

    I didnt know he had given up racing all together anyway?

  • intrepid44 19 Aug 2009

    He hasn't, he still races karts at Dunkeswell I think.

  • FourWheelDrift 19 Aug 2009

    VladD said:
    jimpritchard said:
    Does he fancy having a go in a Ferrari F1 car as well?

    redface)
    I don't think he'd fit.
    He might, he managed to squeeze himself into the Minardi F1 2 seater and even Greg's World Series Renault.

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