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Lewis Hamilton tries to beat The Stig on Top Gear

By Simon Cass PUBLISHED: 14:27, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:27, 15 February 2013 Lewis Hamilton’s attempt to return to the top of the Top Gear  timesheets will be screened by the BBC this Sunday.Hamilton has his work cut out in the coming Formula One campaign if he is to turn new team Mercedes into regular frontrunners.But ahead of next week’s winter test in Barcelona, Hamilton took on another major challenge by getting behind the wheel of the of the ‘reasonably priced’ Suzuki Liana to try and topple some of F1’s most famous names. All smiles: Lewis Hamilton returns to BBC’s Top Gear after he drove on the show’s track six years ago Let battle commence: Hamilton (left) will be hoping to surpass The Stig’s (right) time to move up the board It is six years since the 2008 world champion last appeared on Top Gear and in that time he has slipped to fifth in the rankings behind Sebastian Vettel, Rubens Barrichello, The Stig and Nigel Mansell.The 28-year-old’s time of 1min 44.7secs was set in the wet, however, and it seems Hamilton could be on target to knock triple world champion Vettel off top spot by bettering his marker of 1min 44.0secs.‘This time the track is dry and Lewis is taking no prisoners in his attempts to smash the lap record,’ the BBC said. In good company: Hamilton sat with host Jeremy Clarkson (right) in the show which will be aired on Sunday 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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