Hamilton Sets Top Gear Lap Record


Lewis Hamilton achieved what he set out to by beating Sebastian Vettel’s fastest lap on Top Gear overnight.

Hamilton first appeared on the show in 2007 but could only manage a 1:44.7 in wet conditions in the “reasonably-priced car” segment. Sebastian Vettel held the previous record of 1:40.0.

Returning to the show, Hamilton clocked an impressive 1.42.9, beating times set by Vettel, Rubens Barrichello (1:44.3) and even The Stig (1:44.4)

Hamilton was delighted with the news.

“I’m really surprised!” Hamilton said. “It’s been months and you guys (Top Gear) wouldn’t even tell me and I was thinking to myself ‘I’m going to be so disappointed if I didn’t do a competitive time'”.

You can watch the interview and lap below.


(Image copyright BBC)


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