WHEN: JULY 10, 1988 WHERE: SIL­VER­STONE WIN­NER: AYR­TON SENNA (MCLAREN-HONDA)

Motor Sport News - - British Grand Prix -

From a dry com­men­tary box this was a fas­ci­nat­ing race to watch. For the tens of thou­sands of spec­ta­tors lin­ing the fences, it was cold and wet but once again their hero, Nigel Mansell, made their day. Ar­riv­ing at Sil­ver­stone, only the MclarenHonda MP4/4S of Ayr­ton Senna and Alain Prost had led even one lap of the pre­vi­ous eight races. At Sil­ver­stone it was Ger­hard Berger’s Fer­rari which led from pole po­si­tion for the first 13 laps be­fore Ayr­ton slith­ered past while they were lap­ping a de­jected Alain. Af­ter that it was Ayr­ton’s race as he de­liv­ered a dev­as­tat­ing dis­play of dom­i­nance in dread­ful con­di­tions. It was Nigel who, in a dif­fer­ent way from a year ear­lier, pro­vided the drama as, from 11th on the grid, he fought his way past all the other turbo cars and the Benet­ton-ford B188 of Alessan­dro Nan­nini to claim a spec­tac­u­lar sec­ond place in the non-turbo Wil­liams-judd FW12.

Nigel Mansell per­formed a surg­ing come­back for race vic­tory Ayr­ton Senna’s wet win

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