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New Year Honours for Newey and Mansell 31 Dec 2011

Adrian Newey (GBR) Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Director, Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal and Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO Formula One Group (FOM). 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Practice Day, Friday, 28 October 2011 Race winner Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams celebrate on the podium. Formula One World Championship, Rd9, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, 12 July 1992. World © Sutton

Renowned Formula One designer Adrian Newey and 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell have both been named on the UK’s New Year Honours list which rewards achievement or service to the country.

Newey, Red Bull’s chief technical officer, receives an OBE (Officer of Order of the British Empire) for services to motorsport, while Mansell picks up a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to children and young people in his role as president of charity UK Youth.

Newey’s Red Bull cars have won the constructors’ championship for the past two seasons and he has previously designed machines that have taken titles for Williams and McLaren, including the Williams FW14B that powered Mansell to his ’92 crown.

Mansell, already an OBE, was famed for his committed racing style during a Formula One career that spanned 15 years and featured 31 Grand Prix victories, 32 pole positions and 30 fastest laps.

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