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Danny Sullivan, the former IndyCar champion, has said that Nigel Mansell will not be missed in America. The 1985 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1988 champion, who was in Britain to collect his new PacWest Reynard car, said: "Many people think that I ndyCar racing is going to miss Mansell, but that is just not true. When Nigel came over he helped the series and it mushroomed into something that was really strong. But once the honeymoon period was over, things changed. He complained about the tracks, the cars, the drivers, the governing body, everything. Sometimes it is just best to keep quiet."

The four-times Formula One world champion Alain Prost, who retired last year, has been made an honorary officer of the Order of the British Empire at the British embassy in Paris.