3 Feb 2013

Mansell v Senna GIF. Yes, it's THAT overtake

This is our favourite F1 GIF ever.  29 September 1991, Spanish Grand Prix, Circuit de Catalunya.  Nigel Mansell, in his Williams, got into a fight at the start and dropped behind Senna, in the McLaren, and Schumacher, in the Benetton.  Berger, in a McLaren, had scarpered off into the lead.

Mansell, sniffing a win, passed Schumacher then headed off after Senna and overtook him on the pit straight, with centimetres between the cars.  Mansell eventually overtook Berger for the win.  No wonder the Tifosi dubbed him "il leone"!