Friday 7th August 1953
British racing driver Nigel Mansell CBE, who won both the Formula One World Championship and the CART Indy Car World Series, was born in Upton-upon-Severn. Nigel Mansell, won 31 F1 Grand Prix races between 1980 and 1994, his first win coming in 1985 for the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch . He retired from Formula-1 racing in 1992 to join the Haas-Newman Indy car racing team in the U.S., becoming an Indy car champion within his first year. He later returned to Formula One racing clinching his last F1 win at the 1994 Australian Grand Prix.