Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 car broke down again in qualifying yesterday, leaving him right at the back of the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
It’s a circuit that’s notoriously difficult to overtake on, so he stands no chance of getting on the podium, right?
Golden boy: Lewis Hamilton finds his golden trophy
Well, maybe all is not lost… as Nigel Mansell proved in a stunning charge from 12th to the top step of the podium in 1989 – beating Ayrton Senna in a one-on-one battle in the process.
We wonder if Lewis has been watching this on loop in his hotel room? (Watch from 7 minutes for one of the greatest passes ever in F1)
One thing’s for sure: Nigel Mansell himself reckons we’re in for a stormer…
Good luck to all the drivers today at Hungarian GP ,and a little more for Lewis this could be his best race of his life. Everyone hang on
— Nigel Mansell CBE (@Mansell_Nigel) July 27, 2014