The best quotes of Nigel Mansell

A former Formula 1 Driver, Nigel Mansell… and a world champion of F1.. we will try to bring the best quotes of him…

 

I think life is full of challenges and problems. I don’t believe that anyone is perfect. We all make mistakes. It’s not a bed of roses, and you have to work real hard at it.

 

I was a driver and a racer. The difference between drivers, who can be great World Champions, and racers, who are also World Champions, is that racers don’t wait for things to happen: they make things happen.

 

In our day, the driver probably had more input into the car. We didn’t have power steering or fully automated gearboxes. We didn’t have all the technical whizzes that are on the car now, so we actually controlled the car far more than the drivers today.

 

As you get older, you do reflect more. They were great times, but the biggest thing we all had to deal with a lot more disappointment from an engineering point of view, there was not the reliability that there is now.

 

Everything in Formula 1 has been sterilised now, the whole thing is controlled too much.

 

Alain will do everything in his power to win, he doesn’t like getting beaten by anyone and least of all me.

 

Ayrton was our toughest rival. He would leave no stone unturned to get the utmost out of his car and his team.

 

I’ve been in motorsport my whole life since I was eight years of age.

 

Firstly the cars aren’t too complicated. They have no traction control, for example, which means you can spin if you try too hard and damage your tires if you’re not careful with your driving style.

 

Motor racing is 99 per cent downs and one per cent ups. It’s a huge challenge, as there are so many things that can go wrong.

 

 

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