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Staying on Track by Nigel Mansell

Release date: 01st October, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Nigel Mansell may have retired from motor racing 20 years ago but he is still known as “The People’s Champion” in the eyes of so many ardent Grand Prix followers.

Hundreds of fans flocked to Waterstones book shops this month to grab a selfie, receive a hug or even a kiss from the racer affectionately known as “Our Nige” or “Red 5” in those exciting, accident-prone days in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Mansell, now 62, recounts those helta-skelta Formula One and IndyCar title-winning race days in his autobiography “Staying on Track” but he also talks movingly about the other side of his action-packed life away from the cars and limelight: family illness, his police duties and charity work.

Did you know that Mansell raced with a broken foot when he finally claimed that illusive Formula One world title in 1992 after so many near-misses?

This compelling and frank memoir also highlights the inside story of Mansell the man, who reveals for the first time that he has suffered “anxiety attacks” throughout his career.

He talks candidly about the personal horror and the psychological impact on his own super-confident aura when Rosanne, his beloved wife of 40 years, discovered she had cancer after undergoing major surgery and had to fight serious ill health for years.

Mansell, opens up on a personal level like never before, and confesses: “Rosanne’s ill health and the very lengthy recovery absolutely rocked my self-belief to the core.

“This impacted on me hugely and I don’t mind admitting that for a long time I was in the wilderness. I lived several years just numb from dusk to dawn. All of a sudden, my whole life came to an emergency stop.”

Mansell still loves Grand Prix racing with a passion and declares: “People often chat to me and ask me what was my biggest success. That one is easy: still being alive and surviving the journey.”


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