Only six of the 33 laps remained when Mansell, who had moved up from 13th to third place, claimed he was struck from behind. He then crashed into a bridge. He had to be cut out of the Ford Mondeo he was driving and at one time lost consciousness. 'It could have been a lot worse. I had a lucky escape,' Mansell said as he left the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
NIGEL MANSELL left hospital yesterday after suffering head and hip injuries in a crash during a touring car race at Donington Park on Sunday.