Mansell interview: A champion in waiting
By 1986, Nigel Mansell was shaping up to become Britain's first world champion since James Hunt a decade earlier. When Nigel Roebuck caught up with him in Detroit mid-season, he found a confident and hungry grand prix winner
"Where have those eggs got to?" he wanted to know. "I ordered everything for eight o'clock."
"This is Nigel Mansell's room. Err, could we have an update on breakfast, please? It's getting a little late."
In Detroit's Westin Hotel ordering and eating breakfast are not necessarily in the same time zone. Calling room service invariably means a taped message saying they're very busy right now, but someone will be with you as soon as possible. One theory is that they're very busy taking calls from people wondering what the hell's happened to their breakfast. The answerphone finishes by proudly confirming that room service is available 24 hours a day. It's just you wonder which day they're talking about.
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