Home advantage: fact or fiction?

Home advantage: fact or fiction?

There will be plenty of talk at the British Grand Prix about crowd power. Edd Straw asks whether racing on home soil really gives drivers an edge

Nigel Mansell was never shy about playing to the gallery, regularly claiming home support was worth significant lap time to him at Silverstone or Brands Hatch.

In his autobiography, written in association with James Allen and well worth reading, he claimed "racing in front of my home crowd is worth at least a second a lap."

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