After spending all that money on his peerage to become a Minister, he is quitting to race at Le Mans.

According to the Beeb

He is to take leave of absence from his unpaid post to take part a series of qualifying events in the US. A government spokesman said it was “a key step towards his eventual dream of success” in Le Mans.

Makes a change from the “spending more time with the family” excuse. He has the money, why not? More fun than smarming up to dodgy arms traders and the like…

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