Minichamps 1:18 Williams Honda FW11B - Nigel Mansell - 1987

Minichamps 1:18 Williams Honda FW11B - Nigel Mansell - 1987

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1:18 Williams Honda FW11B - Nigel Mansell - 1987

Mansell wins 6 races in 1987, including an emotional and hugely popular victory at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix in which he came back from 28 seconds behind in 30 laps to beat team-mate Piquet, with his car running out of fuel on the slowing down lap. However, at the Italian Grand Prix, he missed a gear and let Piquet, who was using an active suspension car, through to win. A heavy qualifying accident at Suzuka in Japan for the penultimate race of the season severely injured Mansell's back (a spinal concussion), and as a result of Mansell absent from the remaining two races, Piquet became champion for the third time even though he failed to score any points in these two remaining races. Piquet called his win over Mansell as "a win of luck over stupidity". The Brazilian also added he won because he was more consistent than his team mate, racking up points and podiums where Mansell often ran into trouble. Piquet's was a percentage driving policy which worked well in the ultra-competitive Williams-Honda, whereas Mansell was a hard charger who many felt often pushed his luck too far.

  • Brand: Minichamps
  • Part No: AM-117870005
  • Scale: 1:18

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