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Mansell becomes Lotus ambassador

Nigel Mansell becomes an ambassador for Lotus Cars
Nigel Mansell has been named as the latest driver who will become an ambassador for Lotus Cars, with the former F1 world champion set to help the company with development of its new T125 single-seater.

The track day car has been designed to give paying customers an experience close to Formula One, with Mansell set to work alongside Jean Alesi and James Rossiter in putting the car throught its paces.

The trio will test the car in Abu Dhabi next week with Lotus hopeful that the T125 will provide the 'most enjoyable and challenging race car experience on the market'.

“I'm really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Type 125, I can't wait to see how it handles the new circuit in Abu Dhabi,” he said. “Returning to Lotus in this capacity brings back a lot of memories for me. I will always be extremely grateful to Lotus and especially to Colin Chapman, who was so inspirational and almost like a second father to me.

“I've been watching the developments that have been taking place recently at Hethel with their ambitious race and road car projects with great interest. I'm really delighted to see that Lotus is back where it belongs competing with the best in the top echelons of motorsport.”

News that Mansell will take on an ambassadorial role comes just weeks after his sons, Greg and Leo, secured a class podium in the Dubai 24 Hours at the wheel of a GT4-spec Lotus Evora.

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joeh - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 2:57 AM

@mark , yeah sure Mansell was lackluster ???? He won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Car World Series (1993). Mansell was the reigning F1 champion when he moved over to CART, being the first person to win the CART title in his debut season, making him the only person to hold both titles simultaneously. He wove himself around the field like they were STANDING STILL . Are u fkidding me , emmo fittapaldi ( the other championship contender ) was his b**ch that day . Won the championship as a ROOKIE , got it .......

joeh - Unregistered

January 26, 2011 3:08 PM

" The Lion" , got to love Mansell , it was a treat to watch him in F1 and Indy cars ( taught them a thing or two about driving ovals ) Actually got to meet him in Nazareth , Pennsylvania USA the day he won the championship. Class act . Current F1 pilots could learn something from him about charging a slower car and actually passing! Ah , the good old days

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