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Richard takes the Renault R25 Formula 1 car for a spin round the legendary Silverstone track. Can he steel his nerves to complete 2 laps without destroying the very expensive vehicle?

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Hector Hills

After 11 years... yes, 11 years, this has come back to my recommended

7 months ago | [YT] | 4,840


What's easy to forget is that hammond is already a very skilled driver.

3 months ago | [YT] | 2,087

Puppy Punter

Kimi raikkonen driving an f1 car: do i have the drincc? Is the bottle emptying?

10 months ago | [YT] | 4,095

Strange Duck

that engine can change rpm so fast it can play music. thats insane.

9 months ago | [YT] | 975

Ricky Pisano

Just imagine doing this with 30 other cars on the track. Unbelievable.

7 months ago | [YT] | 1,365

Lukas van der Zee

“Richard, it’s James”

9 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,539

Stewart Grindlay

“It’s the most glorious machine in the world”

Mechanic reply “wait until you get into 2nd” proper cracking reply

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 644

Bárður Hólmgeirsson

The people who says f1 drivers aren't athletes need to watch this

3 months ago | [YT] | 457

T Scott

A moment of silence for the v 10 era.

4 years ago | [YT] | 11,644


This needs to be shown to everyone who thinks that F1 drivers “just drive in circles”.

1 week ago | [YT] | 9

Jeffrey Wong

"My head is going to come off!!"
"Roger, let's put him in the faster one then"

1 year ago | [YT] | 471

Austin Osborne

For anybody who is wondering this f1 car can rev to 21000 rpm.

11 months ago | [YT] | 167

Ian Brace

“How big a gap is it?”.... “half a second” 😂😂😂

8 months ago | [YT] | 445

Nikola Genchev

This episode was called Third gear

9 months ago | [YT] | 170


This is the right type of video where it makes sense to ask "who is watching in 2020"

4 months ago | [YT] | 608

Theodor Dinu

Richard explaining how he doesn't have enough time to think what he has to do and react reminds me of a quote from Raikkonen who, when asked how does he drive so fast he just replied: I just drive. Meaning, a F1 driver doesn't really "think" what he has to do, he uses all of his previous experiences and muscle memory to just do what is necessary.

2 months ago | [YT] | 117

Amos lrpaa

How can they trust him like foreal...he's the worst of top gear drivers jeremy and james...and im saying including james..

1 day ago | [YT] | 1

Wooden Spoon

I have a whole new respect for the drivers after watching this

4 years ago | [YT] | 10,026

Dr. Spectre

I know a man who owns an old Ferrari F1 car. (He is quite wealthy & owns a significant minority stake in several tech companies since the early 90s) I believe his was a Ferrari F93 backup that belonged either to Jean Alesi or Gerhard Berger. Even though the car is 25 years old, he told me it took about a year of intensive training at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track by ex Ferrari f1 & team drivers to learn how to properly drive it. He said its not so much the speed, the cornering, the acceleration & the weight or rather lack of weight of the car: its all of them combined. A mere mortal simply cannot think fast enough to drive it without A LOT of training & a significant amount of natural talent.

2 years ago | [YT] | 401

CharlRae Sim Racing

Hammond: trail brakes
Also Hammond: there are no brakes and then I lose the back end

3 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 14