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Drayson back in British government.

Drayson-Barwell driver Paul Drayson is to return to the British government after being handed the position of science minister by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Drayson, who competes alongside Johnny Cocker in the Drayson-Barwell Aston Martin Vantage in the American Le Mans Series, had previously held the role of defence minister before electing to stand down from his role to focus on his dream of competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Drayson's new role will allow him to continue with his current racing programme.

"I'm really delighted as this is my dream job," he said. "Motorsport is just the sort of high-tech, high-growth industry that the British excel at. It sets a great example of how the UK can lead the world in applying science and engineering to win."


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Martyn Love - Unregistered

October 07, 2008 10:02 PM

Unfortunately for Mr Drayson, his political return will be short lived as the current government has little time left. More''s to the point, how can a committed car enthusiast join an administration that hates the motorist and has subjectively rejected the science curricula in UK schools in favour of the arts!!! He should stick to racing.

Iain Langmaid - Unregistered

October 08, 2008 12:48 AM

Yes he should even though he is not as quick as he thinks he is after swapping the DBRS9 for the Vantage, despite the Vantage still being a car in development, he has only finished as high as 7th (even though some of that could be down to retirements in the GT2 class).



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