80s Sports Stars: How Nigel Mansell Dominated Formula One In The 80s
by Jane Duncan, freelance writer
June 17 2021
The Very Beginning
Full-Blown Mansell Mania!
Driving for Lotus turned Nigel Mansell into a celebrity - the world was gripped by Mansell-Mania. Not only had Nigel Mansell become one of the best racing drivers on the planet, he had also become a national heartthrob in Britain. Teenage girls all over the country plastered their walls with pictures of Mansell sporting his jaunty moustache. But as 1980s idols go, Mansell was a good one. He proved himself in the world of racing through hard work and sheer determinism.
Nigel Mansell’s story shows that if you work hard, you can achieve your dreams. That 1980s Mansell-Mania was definitely well deserved and helped to catapult Mansell’s celebrity status into the stratosphere.