Nigel Mansell to sit out Silverstone
|By Simon Strang||Friday, September 10th 2010, 10:09 GMT|
Nigel Mansell will sit out this weekend's AUTOSPORT 1000km LMS season finale at Silverstone on doctor's advice following his accident at Le Mans in June.
The 57-year-old has not raced since crashing at high-speed in the early laps of this year's Le Mans 24 Hours and watched from the sidelines as his sons Leo and Greg took his Beachdean Mansell-run Ginetta LMP1 to a maiden class victory in Hungary last month.
"While I am extremely disappointed not to be racing this weekend at Silverstone I will be there in my capacity as Team Owner and working with Leo, Greg and the rest of the team to give us the best chance of a good result at our home event and finish our first LMS season on a high," he said.
"The result in Hungary was a great result for the whole team but credit must go to Leo and Greg who drove a fantastic race to reach the top step of the podium.
"However we still have a lot of work to do and a good result at Silverstone is very important as we are starting to look forward to next season and search for a title sponsor."