This year, we learned that Sir Stirling Moss reckons Lewis Hamilton’s move from McLaren to Mercedes for the next three years is very good. We were also made aware that Michael Schumacher’s penchant for becoming a motorbikist was kindled after a drive through France on a Harley Davidson. And, along with finding out Kimi Raikkonen’s anti-dandruff shampoo ‘seemed to be working’, we also found out the Iceman regularly whups Sebastian Vettel at badminton.
We were also taken for a hotride in former GM chief Bob Lutz’s fighter plane, and learned that Sir Chris Hoy - or “just Chris” - used to watch motorsport way back when Colin McRae was a regular feature on Channel 4’s rally coverage. We’ve even had Derek Bell radioing in our ear to boot his old 962 down the Dunsfold runway.
It’s safe to say therefore, that we’ve been in with some pretty decent company this year. So because it’s Christmas and the time of giving and all that, we’ve decided to round up our favourite interviews of the year; from the stuff you saw on TG telly right through to an innocuous little chat in the motorhome of a Nissan GT Academy graduate…
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