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Series 10 Episode 8

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...


  • /uk/assets/cs/Vauxhall VXR8

    TestsJeremy drives the Vauxhall VXR8 (series 10, episode 8)

    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.

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  • Old timers

    Other-StuffOld timers

    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.

  • James Blunt

    CelebsJames Blunt

    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.

  • Hammond drives F1

    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.

  • The robot car

    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.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    CelebsLewis Hamilton

    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?

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