Welcome back to the DAFTAs (Deserving Awards For Transport And Stuff).

Here are this week's accolades:

PR excuse of the week; the Alfa Mito doesn’t ride very well because it uses a lowered Punto platform and so doesn’t have quite enough suspension travelOr to put it another way; sorry folks but we couldn’t be arsed to design it properly in the first place. Please don’t give us a hard time though because, well, everyone has a soft spot for Alfas, don’t they? And our cars do always look really nice.Sorry chaps but we’ve been hearing this sort of tripe from you for decades, and the bottom line is; it’s not good enough (cue all sorts of abuse from planet Alfa).

Read Autocar's Alfa Mito road test

Most irritating web contributor of the week; Virgin PowerNo one is quite sure whether Virgin Power actually works for Richard Branson’s F1 team or not but, in truth, no one really cares. Virgin Power’s contributions are getting longer and more crazed as the days and weeks go by. In fact, Virgin Power’s ramblings have become so long-winded of late that no one has actually reached the end of one for several months. Good luck in Australia this weekend Virgin Power, or wherever you really are.