Tantrums and tyres as Square Mile go-karting contest returns

WHILE a game of squash or round of golf are the more traditional City pastimes for the competitively inclined among us, a new sport seems to be ruffling a few feathers within the Square Mile.

Yes, the City Slickers Grand Prix is back for a third year. With go- kart racers from Morgan Stanley, Barclays, UBS, JP Morgan, HSBC and Deutsche competing last year – under imaginative team names such as The SpeedoPhiles and Bottom Gear – The Capitalist assumed it would be a sportsman-like contest. However spies inform The Capitalist that one team, who made it to the podium last year but missed the top spot, were so peeved at losing the winning trophy that they threw down their medals and made a swift departure from the track. Handbags at the ready, gentleman...