Hamilton v Mansell: who is Britain's best?

Hamilton v Mansell: who is Britain's best?

Lewis Hamilton claimed his British-record breaking 32nd win in the United States Grand Prix. EDD STRAW assesses the relative merits of Hamilton and previous record holder Nigel Mansell

Many chapters remain to be written in the story of Lewis Hamilton's career, and doubtless there are many more grand prix victories to come than the British record 32 he now has to his name.

Hamilton's achievement in becoming the most successful British driver in the history of the world championship in terms of races won is merely a waypoint in a hugely successful career. But how does he stack up compared to the man that he has displaced at the top of the list?

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