Your classic grand prix - race 10
The 1986 British Grand Prix is the chosen race for the latest edition of our classic grand prix series.
The race was one of the defining moments in the relationship between Nigel Mansell and the British public that made him one of the nation's biggest sportsmen through the late 1980s and into the early 1990s.
The full 'Grand Prix' highlights programme from the time is embedded in this blog, with links below it to shorter highlights from that race and our other four choices - the 1982, 1988, 1991 and 2009 British Grands Prix.
All of them are well worth watching to whet your appetites for what promises to be a superb British Grand Prix this weekend.
The highlights will be available on the red button in the UK on satellite and cable from 1900 BST on Wednesday 7 July until 1000 BST on Friday 9 July. They will be available on Freeview from 2300 BST on Thursday 8 July until 0600 on Friday 9 July.
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1982 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1986 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1988 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1991 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
WATCH SHORT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2009 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
WATCH EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2009 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
The first came in the 1985 European Grand Prix the previous autumn, when Mansell took his maiden F1 victory. And the third was the 1987 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, when he famously made up a 30-second deficit on Williams-Honda team-mate Nelson Piquet after a stop for fresh tyres and passed the Brazilian to win the race.
That is the race that has come to define what became a poisonous relationship between Mansell and Piquet, but the one that really began the process that put Piquet's nose out of joint was Brands in '86 - which was an almost equally good battle.
Piquet had joined Williams at the beginning of that season as a double world champion, and he expected to be the team's number one, in reality if not in name.
But he had underestimated Mansell, whose career took a long time to take off but who went into 1986 on the back of two wins in the final three races of 1985.
Right from the beginning Mansell was the faster driver at Williams and Piquet did not take kindly to being beaten by his supposed junior back-up man.
The two men arrived at Brands Hatch with Mansell already 15 points clear of Piquet in the championship (and one point behind leader Alain Prost of McLaren), having just won the French Grand Prix the previous weekend.
That was Mansell's third win out of the previous four races, while Piquet had not won since the season opener at his home grand prix in Brazil.
The momentum was definitely with Mansell and Piquet was determined to halt him in his tracks by defeating him on home ground.
Piquet's plan seemed to be working out when he set pole position and again when Mansell's car failed at the start, seemingly putting him out of the race.
But a huge accident at the first corner, which ended the career of veteran Ligier driver Jacques Laffite, meant the race had to be restarted, and Mansell was able to switch to the spare car.
Piquet made a bit of a break in the early laps, but Mansell closed him down and eventually pressured his team-mate into making a mistake. Piquet missed a gear and Mansell was able to pass him going into Surtees bend - sending the crowd into raptures. And although Mansell never pulled far away, he held on to win the race.