Don't hear this every day:
"Brawn chief Nick Fry revealed Milord Mandy was pivotal in pulling his winning team from the wreckage after Honda pulled out of F1. Recognising hi-tech racing’s importance to manufacturing, Mandy even got Britain’s man in Tokyo to lobby Honda to assist Brawn.
“This will not be received well in some quarters, because everyone loves knocking the British Government,” Fry told this month’s Top Gear mag. “But I think it would be fair to say that our survival was helped a lot by the Government and specifically Peter Mandelson and the Department of Business.”
So eat your heart out, Cameron chum Jeremy Clarkson. Proper petrolheads love Labour!"