And the same roving London Market reporter elbowed her way to the front of a media scrum to meet her motor racing idol, 25-year-old Juan Pablo Montoya.

The Formula 1 driver was gearing up for the British Grand Prix last week, and was showing off his driving skills in a racing simulator for admirers at an event organised by sponsors Cornhill. But Yvette said she felt crestfallen when her normally steely-nerved idol told how he got motion sickness when he took to the air in a jet plane – while it was looping the loop.