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Promising debutant

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© WRi2

The great Colin Chapman gave Mansell his F1 break, kickstarting his career with Lotus in Austria in 1980. Mind you, it was a rather inauspicious start, with the Brit lining up last on the Zeltweg grid and retiring with engine problems. And Mansell would have to wait until his 13th season in Formula 1 before becoming a well-deserved champion.