May 17, 1992: Mansell sets Formula One record

Briton wins his fifth successive race since the start of this season in the San Marino Grand Prix

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Nigel Mansell wins San Marino Grand Prix. -
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1992 - Briton Nigel Mansell claimed a Formula One record when he won his fifth successive race since the start of this season in the San Marino Grand Prix. Mansell, driving a Williams, led from pole position to the chequered flag, in one of the most complete drives of his career. He was followed home by his team mate Riccardo Patrese for the fourth time in this season’s five races. Mansell’s win was the 26th of his Formula One career and lifts him clear of fellow Briton Jim Clark and Austrian Niki Lauda who each won 25 races. He became the first driver to win five successive races in a year since Clark in 1965. Australian Jack Brabham also performed the feat in 1960. Mansell now has 50 points and is 26 points clear of second-placed Patrese. Defending champion Senna finished third in a McLaren ahead of Briton Martin Brundle who scored his first points of the season by finishing fourth.

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