On this day 21st Sept. 1987 – ‘Flawless’ Mansell

At the Portuguese GP, Nigel Mansell completed “possibly the most important win of his career” according to the British Newspaper The Guardian, to leave him needing victory in the penultimate race in Mexico to secure the championship.

It was not to be, but it was a flawless performance in Portugal to set up the finale.

Ayrton Senna, who started on pole, appeared set for second until he ran out of fuel on the last lap, a situation caused by a malfunctioning computer which showed he had enough left to complete the race handing victory to the Brit.

One response to “On this day 21st Sept. 1987 – ‘Flawless’ Mansell

  1. One of the greatest drivers ever … winning F1 championship and Indy Car World Series in two consecutive years. Respect … Nige!

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