Organisers of the Mexican Grand Prix have honoured 1992 World Champion Nigel Mansell by naming the final corner after the Briton.
Mansell was the last person to win at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City with Williams, but with the circuit having been renovated and modified for its return this year, race organisers wanted to honour Mansell.
Turn 17, the final corner on the circuit, will be known as the Nigel Mansell Turn.
“I have extremely fond memories of racing in Mexico City, the people, the energy and the track itself were all highlights of the F1 calendar back then for me,” Mansell said following the announcement.
“When I found out about the turn naming of course I was delighted. Flattered, proud and delighted in equal measure.
“The news instantly brought to mind my unexpected overtaking manoeuvre on Gerhard Berger actually on the old Peraltada section to come in second behind my Ferrari team-mate Alain Prost back in 1990 – I can’t believe that was 25 years ago and that it’s been 23 years since my last win at the track.
“I’ve carefully observed what the organisers have been doing and I’m really looking forward to seeing it for myself a little later this year.”