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Top Gear F1 star Lewis Hamilton beats Vettel’s fastest lap time

Lewis Hamilton in Jerez, Spain [Picture: Daimler / Mercedes AMG Pertronas] By Alan Davies, Formula One correspondent Sunday, February 17, 201310:02 PM FORMULA One driver Lewis Hamilton has clocked his first fastest lap of the season after beating Sebastian Vettel’s quickest time in BBC Two’s Top Gear. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Lewis Hamilton in Jerez, Spain [Picture: Daimler / Mercedes AMG Pertronas] The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 star from Hertfordshire smashed Vettel’s best time for the celebrity in a Reasonably Priced Car challenge in tonight’s (Sunday’s) episode of the hit motoring show. Hamilton set a blistering record hot lap of 1m 42.9s. The Stevenage-born racing driver clocked a time of 1m 44.7s in wet conditions when he first raced around the Top Gear test track in 2007. However, the 28-year-old former world champion eclipsed Vettel’s fastest circuit of 1m 44.0s in tonight’s show to storm to the top of the Top Gear F1 leaderboard. Hamilton’s new Mercedes AMG F1 team tweeted: “Well done @LewisHamilton for that amazing 1.42.9!! Top of the @BBC_TopGear F1 driver’s timesheet! #TopGear” BBC Radio 5 Live Formula One pit lane reporter Jennie Gow congratulated Hamilton via Twitter for his flying lap. She tweeted: “Ridiculous time!!!!! Well done @LewisHamilton – great #TopGear tonight.” 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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