Race of my life: Nigel Mansell

Race of my life: Nigel Mansell

Few drivers experience the thrill of winning their home grand prix; fewer still after their driveshaft snaps during the race. Nigel Mansell tells the story of the race of his life

British GP, Brands Hatch, July 13 1986

"The most satisfying race for me was the British Grand Prix in 1986 at Brands Hatch, when my racecar broke a driveshaft at the start. I had to climb into the T-car, which was set up for [team-mate] Nelson [Piquet], and I ended up winning in his car.

"Racing at Brands was awesome because we still had 1000bhp to play with. There was no peace - you were on it all the time."

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