1. Although commonly referred to as Leo and Greg, Nigel Mansell’s sons are actually called Zansell and Xansell.
7. During their time together at Ferrari, Mansell and Alain Prost had an uneasy relationship, largely due to the British driver’s insistence on calling his colleague ‘Alan’.
g. Mansell has to have his trousers specially made to accommodate a piece of the McLaren MP4/10 that is permanently stuck to his arse.
viii. In Italy, Mansell’s nickname is ‘Il Luone’ which translates as ‘the droning noise’.
(57): As part of a long-running sponsorship deal, Mansell is obliged to use the word ‘Sunseeker’ in every sentence, even if he’s not being interviewed.
B. During his Lotus days, Mansell had an uneasy relationship with Elio De Angelis, largely due to the British driver’s insistence on calling his colleague ‘Alan’.
N: To this day, the McLaren canteen serves a ‘Mansell special’ every Friday. It’s a block of lard with chips.
88. Although Mansell left Ferrari over 25 years ago, the team still has a box full of Marmite, PG Tips and copies of the Daily Express which he left behind. Every so often they ask him to come and get it and he promises he will next time he’s in the area.
Four. Whilst at Williams in the mid-‘80s, Mansell had an uneasy relationship with Nelson Piquet, largely due to the British driver’s insistence on calling his colleague ‘Alan’.
YES: Since Mansell’s real moustache was irreparably damaged by a sticky bun in 1994, the Brit champion has worn a sophisticated false moustache made from carbon fibre and the luxuriant hairs that hang like a curtain from the back of Jackie Stewart’s head.