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Mansell Looking To Le Mans Entry

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Nigel Mansell might be looking to a future entry in the Le Mans 24 Hours if his weekend plans go well.

The ex-F1 champion is set to contest the final round of the Le Mans Series with son Greg and Ginetta team owner Lawrence Tomlinson.

Mansell will be driving Team LNT’s Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 car (which has been renumbered to Red 5 for this race) this weekend and when asked by Autosport if he had any future 24 hour plans plans he said “This [race at Silverstone] is just a one off at the moment, but don’t discount anything.”

“I went to Le Mans for the first time last year and I had regrets about not going and seeing it before. The whole event and the challenge of completing the 24-hour race is amazing. Everybody that finishes Le Mans has made a huge achievement, and to stand on the podium at the end must be sensational.”

“But now we are totally focused on this week. We’ll get past this weekend and see how the land lies.”

Despite looking forward to this weekend Mansell added that he is a little reserved on his expectations as it’s his first race in nearly two years and Greg’s sportscar debut.

“We would like to do well, but unless the set-up is in the sweet spot it’s very difficult to hustle the car around the track as quickly as you’d like to,” he said. “There’s a lot of strategy to employ and three drivers that all have to drive and feel comfortable in the car.”

“It’s just a fabulous thing for Greg and I to partner Lawrence in this project. The experience for Greg will be amazing and I thoroughly enjoy driving the car.”

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