The Diary has learnt that some IFAs are quicker off the mark than others and it seems the quickest of the lot is ABG Financial Manage-ment's Peter Kelsey, who is speeding up the leader board in the 2004 F1 Driver Challenge.
He is now down to the last dozen after beating almost 4,000 other drivers from around the country, racing karts, MG Rovers and Formula Zip cars.
If Peter wins, he will get a chance to drive in an international F1 race – likely to be the Boss or Thoroughbred series for Classic F1 Cars in 2005.
Up until 1997, Peter raced karts and was tempted to enter the F1 Driver Challenge following a Channel 5 TV programme. The Diary understands Peter's wife Margot thinks it is part of a mid-life crisis as most of the other remaining entrants are only half Peter's age.