I have fallen on hard times of late, with the result that I surely must be the only white van delivery driver in London with a subscription to Motor Sport. Today (Christmas Eve), I chuckled at a white Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG which had just been pulled over by the police in Kensington Church Street for a rather enthusiastic take-off. The driver’s door opened and who should hop out but our newly-crowned British F1 Champion, Mr J Button. The only person more surprised than me was the poor policeman, who was clearly flustered and confused. What could he have said? “Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss? Oh…”
I did think of taking a picture and trying to sell it to some ghastly tabloid, but I thought no, that’s a bit naff. Just tell your fellow enthusiasts at Motor Sport and leave it at that.
Aldo Mansi, London N8