Red 5 Returns To Racing With Mansell

The Mansells and 'that' race number
The Mansells and 'that' race number
Nigel Mansell's return to competitive motorsport for this weekend's Autosport 1000km of Silvertsone endurance race will be accompanied by the return of another motor racing legend - the 'Red 5' race number.

The iconic red number '5' - forever associated with Mansell and his Formula One career with Williams - makes its racing comeback on Our Nige's Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1 car.

Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson said: "It was too good an opportunity to miss and we simply had to make sure the car was re-numbered to 'Red 5' in honour of having Nigel compete in a Ginetta. We're thankful to Le Mans Series organisers for letting us make this change and I hope Mansell supporters old and new will relish the opportunity to have a chance to cheer on the Red 5 once again!"

Taking the wheel of the Ginetta Zytek with his dad will be Greg Mansell.

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  • CooperD 09 Sep 2009

    I'm going to this on Sunday and really looking forward to seeing Nigel Mansell driving. It should be good as I've never been to Silverstone before.

  • Nick M 09 Sep 2009


    Same here.

    Make sure you go for a good walk round the whole circuit - there are some great vantage points up by Club and Stowe, not to mention standing on the bridge at Bridge corner and hearing / feeling the cars thunder underneath you.

  • Ricky944s2 09 Sep 2009

    Nick M said:
    Same here.

    Make sure you go for a good walk round the whole circuit - there are some great vantage points up by Club and Stowe, not to mention standing on the bridge at Bridge corner and hearing / feeling the cars thunder underneath you.
    Same here too!! Only im coming from the good old emerald isle for it!!!! Was well chuffed to hear Mansell will be there too!!! biggrin

  • zac510 09 Sep 2009

    I always pack my bike for club events at Silverstone. It's the only way to go. You can race around to pick up the action spots, or back to the pits, etc. Just don't ride it in the pits or behave like a twit and spoil it all for me smile

    PS I'm going too smile

    Edited by zac510 on Wednesday 9th September 17:22

  • MATT427 09 Sep 2009

    Nick M said:
    Same here.

    Make sure you go for a good walk round the whole circuit - there are some great vantage points up by Club and Stowe, not to mention standing on the bridge at Bridge corner and hearing / feeling the cars thunder underneath you.


    little tip walk the oppersite way to the cars biggrin last year when the pug had the crash on back straight and nearly took off i was right before the bridge and only saw the back of it shot by in the air!!! i'm walking other way so i can see whats coming and really hope there'll be more/better food drink places biggrin

    Edited by MATT427 on Wednesday 9th September 17:53

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