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Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel in Top Gear’s ‘star in a reasonably priced car challenge’

By Sunni Upal PUBLISHED: 21:09, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:09, 17 February 2013 Lewis Hamilton finally got the better of three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel as he blitzed around the Top Gear track in 1:42.9, over a second faster than the German.The 2008 world champion made his second appearance on Top Gear having set a 1:44.7 in the wet six years ago.This time, though, Hamilton had a dry run and he eased to the top of the Top Gear timesheet.He said: ‘I’m really surprised. I was going to be disappointed in myself if I didn’t do a competitive time.’ All smiles: Lewis Hamilton returned to BBC’s Top Gear and topped the timesheets in the Suzuki Liana Defeated: Host Jeremy Clarkson said The Stig is the only man unhappy with the result Hamilton may have beaten Vettel in the ‘reasonably priced’ Suzuki Liana but he will have a tough time trying to repeat his victory when he lines up alongside the Red Bull man in his Mercedes this season. Jeremy Clarkson asked if moving from McLaren to Mercedes was like moving from Manchester United to West Ham and Hamilton responded: ‘It is a big change but I am really excited about it. Everyone has criticised it but I have been at McLaren since I was 13. I wanted a change and I’m a risk taker.’Even so, Hamilton played down his chances of challenging the leading teams from the beginning of the season in Australia on March 17. In good company: Hamilton was interviewed by Clarkson during Sunday’s Top Gear episode VIDEO: Watch Hamilton’s competition as Sebastian Vettel performs his lap[embedded content] This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at Five Filters recommends: Eyes Like Blank Discs – The Guardian’s Steven Poole On George Orwell’s Politics And The English Language.

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