7. Nigel Mansell – 31 Race Wins
One of the most recognisable names in British motorsport history, Nigel Mansell was born in Upton-upon-Severn in 1953 and from a young age began working his up through the various racing formulas.
It was in 1980 at the age of 26 that Mansell got his break in F1 when he stepped up from his role as test driver with Lotus to represent the team in Grand Prix proper and the Briton started building quite a reputation in spite of the relative unreliability of the cars he was provided with in his four years at the team.
Performances at Lotus earned Mansell a move to Williams in 1984 and after a brief sojourn to Ferrari in 1989-90 it was with the British team that the driver managed his one and only World Championship title in 1992.