GP Masters – Mansell aims to prove he’s the master

Damon Hill may enter British round of veterans’ series

Nigel Mansell will be bidding for his third straight win when Europe’s first GP Masters race this year pits together 15 former grand prix racers. Sunday August 13 will see drivers with a combined total of more than 1700 GP starts and 60 race wins in identical 600bhp single-seaters on the Silverstone grid.

In the two GP Masters races to date, in South Africa and Qatar, Mansell remains unbeaten, and will now return to the scene of three of his most emotional wins. ‘Our Nige’ won the British GP at Silverstone in 1987, ’91 and ’92.

Mansell will celebrate his 53rd birthday in the week before the race, but the oldest driver on the grid will be Emerson Fittipaldi, who will be 60 in December. Not in the field, despite previous rumours that he might join the series, will be Alain Prost, who has not agreed terms to race in the Masters series. The line-up does include Ricardo Patrese, Derek Warwick, René Arnoux and Patrick Tambay, and Damon Hill is rumoured to be considering entering.

Support races for Sunday include a TGP round and the British F3 race.