19 October 2013

Nigel Mansell – Legacy of a Formula One Champion



Date of Issue : 15 October 2013

In celebration of a truly dramatic British sporting icon, the six stamps and a Souvenir Sheet commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Nigel Mansell CBE being the only driver to simultaneously hold the Formula One World Championship and The Indy Car World Championship. The stamps depict key moments in his motor racing career, including a memorable incident with Brazilian three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna, personally chosen by Mansell himself.


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The six stamps include:
45p - Lotus (1980-1984)
55p - Williams Honda (1985-1988)
60p - Ferrari (1989-1990)
68p - Williams Renault (1991-1992)
80p - Newman/Haas Lola Ford (1993)
88p - With Senna at Silverstone (1991)


Nigel Mansell : Born 8 August 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England, Mansell won 31 Grand Prix making him the most successful British Formula One driver of all time. He was awarded the CBE in 2012 and voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in both 1986 and 1992.

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