LOSE YOUR­SELF IN 1991

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MANSELL AT SIL­VER­STONE

Flag-fly­ing For­mula One fans had plenty to cel­e­brate, with a Bri­tish driver tak­ing vic­tory at Sil­ver­stone in that year’s Bri­tish Grand Prix. While new re­vi­sions to the cir­cuit’s lay­out meant that it was no longer the fastest on the F1 cal­en­dar it meant a grip­ping race for spec­ta­tors. Nigel Mansell’s Wil­liams FW14 and Ayr­ton Senna’s MP4/6 tus­sled for the lead but Senna’s car ran out of fuel on the fi­nal lap, rel­e­gat­ing him to fourth place.

END OF POLL TAX

John Ma­jor’s Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment an­nounced in March that the con­tro­ver­sial Com­mu­nity Charge – more of­ten re­ferred to as the poll tax – would be re­placed by a new coun­cil tax sys­tem in 1993. The tax had sparked riots in Lon­don the pre­vi­ous year.

FRANCE MOVES CLOSER

The Chan­nel tun­nel reached two ma­jor break­throughs. The ser­vice tun­nel had been bored through the pre­vi­ous Oc­to­ber, but it was only in 1991 that the main tun­nels were bro­ken through. The new mo­tor­way link­ing Lon­don to the rail ter­mi­nal – the M20 – was also com­pleted that May.

BRYAN ROCKS THE CHARTS

If you’d flicked on your car’s stereo back in the sum­mer of 1991 there’s a good chance you’d have heard Cana­dian rocker Bryan Adams’s (Ev­ery­thing I Do) I Do It

For You, which spent 16 weeks at the top of the UK sin­gles charts. Other big 1991 hits in­cluded an an­i­mated ef­fort from The Simp­sons with Do

The Bart­man, Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy and Vic Reeves team­ing up with The Won­der Stuff for Dizzy.

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