So it’s fair to say there’s a lot of hype around the return of the Mexican GP this November, I’m sure Sky will remind us several times that the last GP there was back in 1992, won by none other than Nigel Mansell.
Fitting that the organisers have renamed Turn 17 of the freshly upgraded Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to the “Nigel Mansell Turn” – catchy, hmm.
Mansell is also going to be at the 2015 Mexican GP. In other GOOD NEWS, we’re pleased to discover that the trophy for this years Grand Prix is in fact a proper trophy, something to proud of (i.e. not a plastic Santander effort). And here are five facts about the said trophy.
It is created by artist Nino Bauti at Mexican silversmith Tane, the trophy is now touring venues across Mexico City ahead of the race on the 1st November. Like the Olympic Torch, minus the flames – shame.
And now for a bit of Mansell nostalgia, courtesy of the Mexican GP organisers, here are two classic photos of Mansell at the track in 1992 in THAT Williams. Gorgeous. The car, not Nige.