Nigel Ernest James Mansell, is a British formerracing driverwho won both theFormula OneWorld Championship (1992) and theCART Indy Car World Series(1993). Mansell was the reigning F1 champion when he moved over to CART, becoming the first person to win the CART title in his debut season, and making him the only person to hold both the World Drivers' Championship and the American open-wheel National Championship simultaneously.
His career in Formula One spanned 15 seasons, with his final two full seasons of top-level racing being spent in the CART series. Mansell is the second most successfulBritish Formula One driverof all time in terms of race wins with 31 victories (behindLewis Hamilton, with 99 wins), and is seventh overall on the Formula One race winners list behind Hamilton,Michael Schumacher,Sebastian Vettel,Alain Prost,Ayrton SennaandFernando Alonso.He held the record for the most poles set in a single season, which was broken in2011by Sebastian Vettel. He was rated in the top 10 Formula One drivers of all time by longtime Formula One commentatorMurray Walker.In 2008,ESPN.com ranked him 24th on their "Top 25 Drivers of All Time" list.He was also ranked No. 9 of the 50 greatest F1 drivers of all time by the Times Online on a list that also included such drivers as Prost, Senna,Jackie StewartandJim Clark.
F1 Activity: 1978 - 1986 Grand Prix: 191 Drivers Championships: 1 (1992) Victories: 31 Podiums: 59 Pole Positions: 32 Fastest Laps: 30 Career Points: 480
CART Activity: 1993 - 1994 Grand Prix: 31 Drivers Championships: 1 (1993) Victories: 5 Pole Positions: 10 Fastest Laps: 4