1997

PEO­PLE POWER

F1 Racing - - HILL ON HILL -

Nigel Mansell al­ways used to say that the strong sup­port of a Sil­ver­stone crowd would spur him to find an ex­tra tenth or two. Da­mon suc­ceeded him as the home hero, and the at­mos­phere was al­ways elec­tric there dur­ing his era.

“There are Johnny Her­bert and David Coulthard ags in there, too. All the Bri­tish driv­ers get tremen­dous sup­port at Sil­ver­stone, and that goes right the way back to when my dad was rac­ing. And Nigel prob­a­bly scooped the lot with his ‘Barmy Army’. You try to give as much as you can while hav­ing a job to do as well. We cre­ated a range of mer­chan­dise that peo­ple still turn up wear­ing to­day. Those things will be 20 years old now, so they were ob­vi­ously well made.”

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