Nigel Mansell CBE who was born locally in Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire, near to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s airbase at Strensham in Worcestershire, will help raise awareness and draw attention to the lifesaving work of the charity.
Racing legend Mansell has 31 Formula One Grand Prix victories to his illustrious career and is the only person in racing history to have held the titles of Formula One and CART champion simultaneously. Mansell is regarded as one of the greatest ever Formula One drivers of all time.
Nigel Mansell CBE said: “I am delighted to support and raise awareness of the lifesaving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance which has such a close connection to Formula One and motorsport and to every one of us who drives on Britain’s busiest roads and motorway networks each day. We only ever appreciate the real value of the air ambulance when we maybe unfortunate to either be in a road traffic accident or indeed to witness one.”
He continued: “We are also all too often reminded of the incredible lifesaving work of the air ambulances in Formula One and motorsport, when many of our friends are airlifted from serious crashes on the circuits. Fernando Alonso’s crash earlier in this season’s pre testing in Barcelona, highlighted how vital the speed of the air ambulances are in these circumstances. The “Golden Hour”, as it’s so often referred too, is so critical in helping to save lives. The speed of air ambulances, the skill of the pilots and the critical care on board with paramedics and doctors is second to none. I fully support the fantastic lifesaving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance and encouraging the public to make a donation and support their work.”