When Mansell’s need for speed hit a roadblock

On this day in 1997, Nigel Mansell was swiftly cruising at the wheel of his brand new Bentley down a Somerset road when local police pulled over the F1 world champion for speeding.

When the high-profile case went to court, the 1994 F1 World Champion's lawyer pleaded leniency with the judge given the driver's "unblemished record" on the road and his outstanding skills.

Unimpressed, the magistrate laid down the law, hitting Mansell with a six-month driving ban and a £400 fine!