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Top Gear record bid for F1 star Lewis Hamilton

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton [Picture: Daimler / Mercedes AMG Pertronas] By Alan Davies, Formula One correspondent Sunday, February 17, 20134:02 PM FORMULA One star Lewis Hamilton swaps his new 2013 Mercedes F1 challenger for Top Gear’s Reasonably Priced Car on the test track in tonight’s (Sunday’s) episode of the hit BBC Two show. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. The racing driver from Hertfordshire will attempt to beat his previous best lap time – and the track record of reigning F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel – on the BBC motoring magazine programme this evening. After taking a Suzuki Liana for a spin on a wet track in 2007, the Mercedes AMG Petronas ace once again takes on the famous Reasonably Priced Car challenge. Having previously clocked a time of 1m 44.7s, 28-year-old Hamilton will be attempting to climb to the top of the Top Gear leaderboard, ahead of Rubens Barrichello, Nigel Mansell and great rival Vettel. Three-time world champion Vettel currently holds the time to beat – a lap of 1m 44.0s. Viewers can see if Hamilton becomes the fastest F1 driver around the Top Gear circuit from 8pm tonight (Sunday, February 17) on BBC2. In episode four of the current series, presenter Jeremy Clarkson also puts the new Kia Cee’d through its paces, including a rather unusual game of rugby with James May, while Richard Hammond road tests the Mastretta sports car in Mexico. 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 fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. 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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