The year is 1989. You’re a 36-year-old man by the name of Nigel (don’t worry it gets better). You’re not just any Nigel. You’re Nigel Mansell. You’re in Estoril and the sun is beating down on you and your thick ‘80s moustache. You look down and you’re racing a 3.5-litre V12 Ferrari flat-out around the Portuguese circuit, a Ferrari 640, and you’re on a flyer. Storming up and down the gears you pass numerous slow cars in the pursuit of the perfect lap. You’re in a little bit of form despite the blip in Italy in the last race and you’ve got all the momentum in the world to challenge the McLarens of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost for the race win. The crowd chant ‘Il Leone’ as you roar past and life it good. For the next one minute and 30 seconds, just let the V12 soundtrack wash away any negativity in your life, like the fact that Christian Horner is already complaining about Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton has already made his annual ‘we’re not going to challenge’ speech.
There. Absolute bliss.
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