Hamilton heads Top Gear's F1 timesheet

Monday 18th February 2013

Share:

Hamilton heads Top Gear's F1 timesheet

Hamilton heads Top Gear's F1 timesheet

Lewis Hamilton got one over Sebastian Vettel as he beat the German's time by a full second in Top Gear's 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car'.

Hamilton made his first appearance on the Top Gear show six years ago when he clocked a 1:44.7 on the wet track at the Dunsfold Airfield.

This time, though, the conditions were perfect for the Mercedes driver.

Driving a Suzuki Liana, Hamilton posted a 1:42.9 to beat Vettel's 1:44.0.

"I'm really surprised. I was going to be disappointed in myself if I didn't do a competitive time," Hamilton said.

As to be expected, the 28-year-old was also questioned about his decision to swap McLaren for Mercedes.

"It is a big change but I am really excited about it," he said.

"Everyone has criticised it but I have been at McLaren since I was 13. I wanted a change and I'm a risk taker."

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...