Just Mini-mum effort required to clear fields

IF YOU liked the slice of quintessential Britishness that was Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony, the Capitalist suspects you’ll take to London 2012’s latest trick.

To save time fetching javelins, discuses, hammers and shots when the track and field contest get underway today staff will use a fleet of remote-controlled mini Minis.

The electric vehicles are a quarter of the size of regular Minis, weigh 25kg each and even have their own headlights, windscreen wipers and number plates.

Javelins and the like can be placed into the iconic cars through the sunroof, before being whizzed back to Jessica Ennis and Co.