Whilst not wishing to bittlele Nigel Mansell’s achievements, in terms of your statement Nigel remains the most successful British Formula One driver of all time , I’m afraid that success in F1 more normally is measured by the number of F1 World Championships won. The list below more realistically represents who was the best F1 driver:Jackie Stewart (3), Jim Clark (2), Graham Hill (2), Mike Hawthorn (1), John Surtees (1), James Hunt (1), Nigel Mansell (1), Damon Hill (1), Lewis Hamilton (1), Jenson Button (1).It’s also worth remembering that safety was far better in Mansell’s day than in Clark’s or Stewart’s times. Out of only 99 race starts, Stewart won an amazing 27 races and was on the podium an amazing 43 times often in cars that were less than well funded and definitely not considered favourites to win. Mansell by contrast started 187 races and won only 31 of them despite being in what by experts were considered the top teams of the era.

  1. September 9, 2012 6:32 am

Whilst not wishing to bittlele Nigel Mansell’s achievements, in terms of your statement Nigel remains the most successful British Formula One driver of all time , I’m afraid that success in F1 more normally is measured by the number of F1 World Championships won. The list below more realistically represents who was the best F1 driver:Jackie Stewart (3), Jim Clark (2), Graham Hill (2), Mike Hawthorn (1), John Surtees (1), James Hunt (1), Nigel Mansell (1), Damon Hill (1), Lewis Hamilton (1), Jenson Button (1).It’s also worth remembering that safety was far better in Mansell’s day than in Clark’s or Stewart’s times. Out of only 99 race starts, Stewart won an amazing 27 races and was on the podium an amazing 43 times often in cars that were less than well funded and definitely not considered favourites to win. Mansell by contrast started 187 races and won only 31 of them despite being in what by experts were considered the top teams of the era.



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