View more on these topics

Taylor’s Tour…..

Henry Taylor’s day job is running a mortgage broking business in Eastbourne on the south coast of England, when not taking part in the Seat Cupra Championship

In the past couple of weeks I have written about the A1 Grand Prix series, which has given motor racing fans something to talk about during the winter months. Another series that has recently been launched is the Grand Prix Masters.

This is dedicated to over-45 year old former Grand Prix drivers. It’s an unusual concept but it’s great to see revered drivers such as Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Hans Stuck battling it out again.

The series kicked off at Kyalami in South Africa on November 13. Mansell, the 1992 Formula 1 world champion, was quickest in all of the qualifying sessions and claimed pole position for the first race.

These guys were the Grand Prix drivers that were racing when I used to watch racing on TV as a child. I remember Mansell doing battle with Ayrton Senna in Portugal, and that famous race in Australia when Mansell lost the world championship due to his rear tyre failing.

Ayrton Senna was my schoolboy hero and he brought a certain magic to Formula 1.

But Mansell certainly has not lost his magic touch and, from pole position, he led from the green light and held on to win the race by less than half a second from the 1972 and 1974 Formula 1 world champion, Emerson Fittipaldi.

I like the concept of this series, and perhaps if Michael Schumacher retires from Formula 1 soon he will join in the fun. Win this fantastic luxury hamper worth 200 courtesy of our friends at MortgageStream. All you have to do to win this prize is work out which song and artist each of the lines below come from and then email your answers to the usual address.

This week’s teasersI bet your mama was a Tent Show queenCause it was us baby, way before thenAll veils and mistyLast week’s winner: Peter Bradshaw, Life & Mortgage Consultant, RED Mortgage Solutions, Sheffield”Chalk hearts melting on a playground wall”- Kayleigh, Marillion.

“Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light” – Hotel California, Eagles”She was such a naughty nanny” – Fat Bottomed Girls, QueenEmail your answers to mortgage.strategy@centaur.co.uk

Standard Terms & Conditions apply

Recommended

Internet Insite

Mortgage Strategy’s weekly guide to what’s hot and what’s not on the web. Kevin Paterson takes a look at lender websites, working his way from A to Z.

Coulson case settled on commercial terms

Legal proceedings between Openwork and Zurich against Home of Choice, Richard Coulson and Gerry O’Brien have been settled today on commercial terms.The legally binding commitments and promises given by Home of Choice to the court in July 2005 will continue for set periods.The terms of the settlement are confidential.None of the parties are able to […]

Freehold off to flying start

Freehold has revealed the first 16 members to join the packaging association. Paul Brett, spokesman for Freehold, says: “We are in talks with three other firms and will cap membership at 25. This is a great start.”

Hamilton joins Zurich

Peter Hamilton has joined Zurich as protection management director. Joining from Friends Provident where he was head of protection marketing, he is responsible for managing and developing Zurich’s business protection proposition.

A guide to auction finance in 2017

By Matt Tooth, chief commercial officer, LendInvest Over the coming weeks, property auction houses across the country will begin sending out their catalogues to prospective buyers in time for the first auction series of 2017. It’s an exciting time for investors, well aware of the opportunities the properties on the lot sheets offer them and […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up