Eddie Cheever admitted that his victory in the Grand Prix Masters of Great Britain at Silverstone yesterday owed a little bit to good fortune.
Cheever drove superbly in the wet encounter passing Stefan Johansson on the third lap before winning an entertaining duel with Eric Van der Poele in the middle part of the race.
The American said it was good to break Nigel Mansell's run of two victories in the series despite the Briton only completing two laps in yesterday's race due to a broken differential.
"I kept looking in my mirrors thinking 'I know Nigel's going to be up here any minute', but then I saw him sat in the garage on one of the big TV screens and thought 'Okay, I have a crack at this today'," Cheever said.
"It was very slippery and very busy at the start. I was lucky that Warwick and Danner both spun out in front of me, and then had a really exhilarating race with Eric Van de Poele where we swapped the lead several times.
"It's a testament to the commitment of the British fans that they showed up in the rain. I have always loved driving at Silverstone, ever since I first came here as a 17-year-old, and hope to be back soon."