Dig eight minutes (and thirteen seconds) out of your Easter Sunday, folks, because this is racing at its absolute best. Rubbish weather, nerves of steel, paint-swapping and love-tapping, this one had it all. Oh, and Nigel Mansell.
After retiring from Formula 1, Mansell took a run in the British Touring Car Championship ??? once regarded as the most exciting motorsport series in the world ??? punting around in an under-powered Mondeo for a few rounds.
In this particular race at Donnington Park, a start in 19th position wasn???t enough to deter the man dubbed ???The Lion??? by the Ferrari F1 fans. With some canny driving and a willingness to embrace the opportunities presented by the wet conditions, Mansell wound up leading the race for a few laps before eventually finishing fifth.
[via The Tuners Group]