That Time Nigel Mansell Pushed His Car Until He Passed Out

Nigel Mansell was always a fighter, and the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix showed why. When his car broke down within sight of the finish he simply refused to give up.

Mansell had started the race from pole position – his first ever in F1 – and led the first half of it race before his tyres went off and he fell back before eventually having to pit.

Did I mention this race was hot? Because it was hot. Really hot. The track was also breaking up and several drivers went out of the race as a result of hitting the wall. Mansell was running in 5th when he too fell victim to the conditions and grazed the wall, causing his gearbox to break.

With the finish line in sight he got out of his Lotus and pushed his car across the line before collapsing from exhaustion. He dropped to 6th in the process – what an effort for a single point!