The one with Lewis Hamilton
Series 10, Episode 8 (2007)
Richard tries a Formula One car and Lewis Hamilton has a go on our track. One does very well, the other doesn't. Plus, Jeremy is chauffeured by robot and James Blunt is in the studio...
This crude Australian power saloon with rear-wheel drive and an M5-humbling price tag looks set to get Jeremy smokin’, especially when pitted against the German big guns.Watch Now
Jeremy and James raid the Beaulieu Motor Museum to find the earliest cars that were similar in layout to today’s motors. Cue some hilarious driving of old bone-rattlers.
The singing former soldier is an expert tank driver but reckons he can’t drive cars. On the other hand, his experience owning a Lada Riva should come in handy in our Lacetti.
TestsHammond drives F1
It’s the Renault that Fernando Alonso won the world title in, but Richard’s not quite on the pace. Put it this way: the tyres needed warming up again after he’d done his laps.
TestsThe robot car
A self-driving BMW 3-series gives Clarkson the most uncomfortable lap of the TG test track he’s ever experienced. It’s guided by GPS and he can’t do anything to stop it.
It’s the lap we’ve all been waiting for – can the golden boy of F1 really wring the neck of our, temporarily unretired, Suzuki Liana? Will the Stig have to retire in shame?