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Nigel Mansell Formula 1 Signed copy

Nigel Mansell My Autobiography The People's Champion Signed



Nigel Mansell My Autobiography Signed Copy

The People’s Champion



About the Book: 

Fly leaf notes 1995

“In his keenly awaited autobiography, Nigel tells the extraordinary story of his breakthrough and rise to the summit of Formula One, a pressure cooker sport ruled by money, power and political intrigue. He reveals the many false starts including the sale of the family home to stave off financial ruin and an excruciating test-drive with  a broken back to seal his elevation to the big league.

Here for the first time, Nigel Mansell explains his driving techniques, psychological approach and philosophy of life that helped him to outwit and outmanoeuvre the most ruthless drivers in the world: giants like Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet. He also describes the single-mindedness that enabled him, after a cruelly deflating eleventh hour reversal in 1986, to make history by winning the World Drivers Championship in 1992 and the Indy Car World Series back-to- back.

Providing a fascinating insight into the compelling spectacle of Grand Prix racing, where the difference between winning and losing is measured in split seconds and millions of pounds, this is a frank and exhilarating account of the life of one of the greatest sporting heroes of our time.”

Genre:  Autobiography

Book Type: Hardback with dust jacket  published by Collins Willow. An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, London

Edition: First edition 1995.

Size: 24cm x 16cm

Number of pages:  351 Pages

Jacket photographs by Robin Matthews (front)

Formula One Pictures (back and flaps)

and LAT Photographic (Front flap top)

Illustrations:  5 Black and white photographs and 58 colour photographs




Why race?

Part One: The Secrets of Success

  • My philosophy of racing
  • The best of rivals
  • The people’s champions
  • Family values

Part Two: The Greasy Pole

  • Learning the basics
  • The hungry years
  • Rosanne
  • The big break
  • Colin Chapman
  • Talking the rough with the smooth
  • The wilderness years
  • ‘I’m sorry, I was quite wrong about you’

Part Three: Winnings

  • Making it count
  • Keeping a sense of perspective
  • Bad luck comes in threes
  • Honda
  • Forza Ferrari!
  • The impossible win
  • Problems with Prost
  • Building up for the big one
  • For all the right reasons
  • World Champion at last!
  • Driven out
  • Saying goodbye to Formula 1
  • The American adventure
  • The concrete wall gets a new member
  • ‘you’re completely mad, but very quick for an old man’
  • The stand down from McLaren

Faces in the paddock

My top ten races

Career highlights




About Nigel Mansell:

Flyleaf notes continued…..

Nigel  Mansell, the name synonymous with speed, bravery, tremendous drive and sheer bloody determination. A fearless driver who frequently breaks the pain barrier in pursuit of the winner’s podium, and whose career has been a roller coaster ride o exalted peaks and desperate troughs. But to many, he is an enigma and few withing the sport or outside it have understood what fuels his obsessive desire to be No. 1.

Nigel Mansell is the most successful British Grans Prix driver in history and, according to the record books, one of the all-time greats. He has been a top box-office draw for over a decade,; revered as ‘the people’s champion’ his presence on the grid, his candid opinions have often seen him on collision course with motor racing pundits and those who control the sport.”



Dust Jacket: Fairly clean with almost perfect colouring. Staining to top and bottom inside edges of DJ as shown in images.  Most edges are rubbed.

Covers:  The black boards with gilt decorative motive have some signs of wear. Small indentations on mid front cover section. Some scuffing to the extreme edges and top of rear board is scuffed mid top edge.  Back cover has a small white mark on the back cover and similar age-related marks on the front of what are overall bright and clean boards.

Binding: Tight.

Spine: Gilt decorative spine has some signs of wear and rubbing bottom and top.

Pages.  All pages complete. Staining to side of front free and end papers as image. Staining along bottom of outer page edges as image. Few stain marks, tears or creasing.  Bottom outer edges of photograph pages has staining.

A  rarer signed copy of Nigel Mansell’s autobiography.

Books, pamphlets and magazines are pre-owned and pre-loved showing some signs of use. Photos are included to help you judge the condition.

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