View Full Version : Lewis Hamilton on this weeks (British) Top Gear

12-02-2007, 03:11 PM
Lewis Hamilton will be the 'star in a reasonably priced car' on Top Gear tonight (BBC One, not BBC America). The track was wet for his session, and the only other wet-track driver was Mark Webber. LH did express interest in coming back when the track was dry.

The producer's (Andy Wilman) blog post:

Some noteable quotes:

I've been in the edit for two days since we recorded the show, and I still keep replaying his second to last corner, because I've never seen a piece of driving quite like it. The world is governed by the rules of physics, but he just seems to have his own set.
Like most people I've seen what he can do on the track, but it's only when you meet him that you get a sense of the force that seems to drive him. It's not that he's intense - in fact it's a while since I've met a 22-year-old so polite, or an F1 driver so aware of what's going on around him - it's just that he literally seems to have some Jedi force pulsing through him.
Like Schumacher and Senna, he's connected by an invisible thread to a race car, and racing it is his reason for being here.

12-03-2007, 07:37 AM
Oh man, I can't wait to see it now. Love that show, LH on there should be a great episode! :bounce:

12-04-2007, 12:40 AM
They also had Hammond in the V10 Renault F1 car for 2 laps around Silverstone. Apparently he was driving so slow (yet at/past his own comfort level in the car) that the tires were LOSING heat. I think he has a new respect for F1 now.

As to LH's lap. The track was wet and Australia's newest Chevy sports-sedan had dumped diff oil on the track earlier in the day. I won't give away the results, but the LH haters ('he's only doing so well because of the team/teammate') will not be happy with them. The video:

Full (I think): http://youtube.com/watch?v=OyfdyJDiqjk
Just the lap: http://youtube.com/watch?v=B5SSLoYoOTU

If the links are dead just search for Lewis Hamilton Top Gear on youtube.

12-04-2007, 06:40 AM
Updated Links:

Part 1

12-04-2007, 07:30 AM
ROFLMAO, that was great stuff!

"He's gone quiet....."

"Oh God, Oh God, Oh GAWWWWWWWWWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

That show just keeps getting better and better IMHO. Thanks for the links!

12-04-2007, 11:31 PM
That was a good episode. I have been building my top gear collection. I'm trying to get all the seasons and some extras. I'm at 60 gigs right now, but I have some duplicates.