Nigel, in Red 5 at Brooklands ??
Posted 14 February 2004 - 21:51
Posted 14 February 2004 - 22:11
In the 1992 season video of Nigel's races and behind the scenes with Williams (can't remember the exact title of the video) There was some nice footage of his FW14 running around in a gloomy and wet day. I always thought it was Silverstone but the layout wasn't right so it could have been at Brooklands. I would have known about it with the commentary in the background but I am deaf so I don't understand what it was saying so all those years, I had no idea where the launch was shown!
So you could be right. I am sure someone else will clarify it.
Posted 14 February 2004 - 22:42
Posted 14 February 2004 - 23:21
Posted 14 February 2004 - 23:45
Yes - it was 1992 and Mansell and his wife were in period costume in the historic Renault and the then-Williams test driver Damon Hill ran alongside in the FW14B.
Originally posted by Eric McLoughlin
I remember Mansell doing some posed shots in a pre-WW1 Renault at Brooklands, probably 1991 or 1992.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 20:42
Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:01
For those not familiar with the place, it is on the old airfield runway, looking north. The banking is not visible in this shot but would be behind the trees in the far distance. (Well, actually the banking is pretty well all the way around but you know what I mean!)
Posted 16 February 2004 - 21:30
Edited - I just checked my copy of the Keith Sutton book "Nigel Mansell - The Complete Pictorial Record". Just after The Introduction there is a picture from the session at Brooklands. It shows Nigel and Rosanne sitting in the 1902 Renault alongside an FW14(?) at the bottom of a banked section of track. Apparently Renualt were celebrating a 90th Anniversary of some sort.
Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:28