• Dec 2, 2007
We won't spoil it for you, so you can see the results and watch the Top Gear segment with Lewis Hamilton after the jump. (You can also bittorrent the episode already on Final Gear.) Suffice it say, Hamilton did really well and drove the heck out of that Suzuki Liana on a wet and oily Top Gear Test Track. But whatever, you just want to see who won and watch the video, so click here.

[Source: Daily Motion]


Top Gear and Luis Hamilton
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RESULTS
  • The Stig: 1:44.4
  • Mansell: 1:44.6
  • Hamilton: 1:44.7
  • Jenson B.: 1:44.7
  • D. Hill: 1:46.3
  • M. Webber: 1:47.1


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Not to nitpic, but having the times that close below the video ruins the suprise anyways.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Fair enough. The results list has been pushed down the page. Hopefully, that works better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This kind of boosts my still-existing suspicions that Lewis Hamilton was the first white-uniformed Stig and that he's been replaced since.

      Then again if you look closely you'll notice that the Stig (almost) always does his laps in a car that has a different paint than the car that's in the studio, which leads me to think that the laps are done at a time much prior to the show's airing. So maybe LH is still the Stig after all :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I read in the news lately that a professional driver...broke a world record-(non-street legal cannonball driving style speed limts-with airplane in tow ) from New York to L.A. in 30 something Hours...True of False???Hmmm...interesting. What was the vehicle of choice and who was the driver???
        • 7 Years Ago
        Pretty sure he was driving an M5. Think it was the last gen. Can't remember his name.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It was an E39 M5 and his name is Alex Roy. I interviewed him for the news outlet I work for and he's an ok buy a bit of a tool. Goes on and on about how he didn't do it for fame or money, then he times the release of his feat to a book about himself. He actually built a replica of the cross country M5 to bring on his book tour.

        What does this have to do with Hamilton on Top Gear?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Needle is a former F1 driver. Hammond has never been in any formula car afaik.
        • 7 Years Ago
        His lack of skill in it is what we are talking about. People think it's like a fast road car, but it's more like being on a roller coaster, one that you have to steer while it's trying to pull your head off.
        • 7 Years Ago
        he drives a formula 1 car for the 1st time in this weeks episode
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't wait till he migrates to NASCAR ! WHoo HOOO!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Truth on the 1'44.4 for the Stig, not .1

      Anyways, it was definitely amazing to see Hamilton crank out a lap only .3 of a second "slower", while on a wet and oily track. The kid is something else to be sure.

      Would love to get Kimi on there now, haha :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      you got the stig's time wrong: its actually 1:44:4
      • 7 Years Ago
      For those who didn't watch this episode of Top Gear, the Hamster was given a chance to drive an F1 car (Jeremy won't fit). He didn't do to well.

      For comparison, Tiff from Fifth Gear had no problems driving it racing VBH, who was driving an M5.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You also have to remember that he probably was a bit scared after his crash that he had.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Considering Hammond's racing experience and familiarness with the car, I don't think he did all that bad.

        Tiff Needel has a lot of racing background that is useful in piloting an F1 car. It's unfair to compare the two.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I thought hamster in the f1 pretty much saved the series for me, it opened with yet another 'blah blah, 100 quid car, blah blah, stupid challenges' and ended with the most apt appreciation of F1 piloting I've seen in a tv show. the progression of cars also helped add to the sense of just how daunting the the real thing is.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As long as Hamilton doesnt break under the pressure of being such a huge star so fast, which I highly doubt will happen, he will be THE greatest F1 driver we ve ever seen. I m a huge Schumi fan, but the kid has other worldly abilities in an F1 car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        He already broke under pressure.
        And it will be a lot worse next year. It's world champion or bust for him.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't wait till he migrates to NASCAR ! WHoo HOOO!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok so we hand the keys of the monster 7:38 GT-R to the amazingly skilled hands of Lewis Hamilton and see how fast he'll go around the Nurburgring.


      It'll be like Luke Skywalker with his X-Wing. Only be guided by the Force.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah, I'm usually not one to nitpick, but the post about him racing the stig the other day got me all excited before I found out he was just going to be the Star In a Reasonably Priced Car.
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