Mansell pulls out of Silverstone racing comeback
Nigel Mansell has been forced to pull out of his racing comeback at the Silverstone 1,000km event this weekend as he has not fully recovered from his crash at Le Mans back in June.
Mansell's two sons, Leo and Greg, will take part in the race for Beechdean Mansell Motorsport, but their dad has been told his injuries are not yet fully recovered. He crashed out and suffered concussion just 17 minutes into his debut Le Mans race, after suffering a puncture on lap five.
The 1992 F1 world champion said that his injuries were not that bad at the time, but he has been limited to an advisory role ever since. "While I am extremely disappointed not to be racing this weekend at Silverstone I will be there in my capacity as Team Owner and working with Leo, Greg and the rest of the team to give us the best chance of a good result at our home event and finish our first LMS season on a high," he said.
The brothers are in decent form though, and the team managed a decent result in their last outing, winning their LMP1 class in Hungary. They will be hoping to build on the result this weekend.