The Lion King
April 11, 2007
Dear friends,I said to myself that we need some sort of spark. As the not very convincing race of the last weekend in Sepang has been shelved and we are waiting for a revenge on the race track of Sakhir during the upcoming weekend, I want to tell you about a piece of news, which has been officialized yesterday and can be found already today in many international newspapers.
It is a piece of news, which really makes me enthusiastic, while I am sure that it will arouse also the interest of many amongst you; let’s say at least of those who have more or less the same venerable age as me…. I’m talking about the comeback of the great Nigel Mansell, aka “The Lion”, behind the wheel of a car from Maranello and in this case with a F430 GT of the Scuderia Ecosse. This is not just any comeback, but it is a real and proper debut, in the context of the FIA GT Championships, during the second run of this racing series, which will be held on 6th May on the legendary race track of Silverstone. Well yes in Silverstone – place of many epic races of the “Lion”, as the one in the year 1987, when he caught up being detrimental to his team mate Piquet. 17 seconds in 17 laps with numerous overtaking manoeuvres on the outside lane in the legendary Stowe: a terrible bend to the right, which the cars entered with full throttle and more than 250 km/h. Well, what kind of memories – races, which have written the history of motorsports. We decided to present you this unique story in a special section, which is completely dedicated to the “Lion” and, as usual, exclusively accessible by our friends from Y&F. A very special contribution, which will be online just before his great comeback. Obviously hoping that it will be a “fantastic job”…