Grand Prix Gold: 1992 British GP
Nigel Mansell arrived at Silverstone in 1992 already well on the way to the world title. His fans wanted a home win, and he obliged in commanding style, as Nigel Roebuck reported
This was not a victory, but a rout. Just like last year, they got what they came for, which was to see Nigel Mansell dominate the British Grand Prix. From the start of qualifying to the end of the race, there was only one man in it. Behind him, on Sunday, there was quite a good race.
One might write of the beauty of Northamptonshire's rolling countryside; of an old RAF airfield at Silverstone; of great heroes who have graced this famous racing circuit or of the amazing helicopters or airlifts and traffic jams at Grand Prix time. And yet none of this helps to describe Silverstone 1992. This was a race apart. A story of patriotic fervour in which the sport took a back seat.
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