Hamilton beats Vettel's time on Top Gear

Hamilton beats Vettel's time on Top Gear

18 February 2013 – Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time by a Formula 1 driver on Top Gear during his most recent show appearance, eclipsing Sebastian Vettel's previous benchmark.

Lapping in a Suzuki Liana, the Mercedes driver lowered his best effort to a 1:42.9, more than one second quicker than Vettel managed in 2011. This compares to the 1:44.7 he produced in his first Top Gear outing, which was set on a wet track.

Hamilton's improvement means he sits comfortable atop the leaderboard, with Vettel and ex-Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello currently completing the top three.

Current Top Gear F1 leaderboard:
1 Lewis Hamilton (2) - 1:42.9
2 Sebastian Vettel - 1:44.0
3 Rubens Barrichello - 1:44.3
4 The Stig 2 – 1:44.4
5 Nigel Mansell – 1:44.6
6 Jenson Button (2) – 1:44.7
7 Lewis Hamilton (1) – 1:44.7 (Wet & Oily)
8 Jenson Button (1) – 1:44.9 (Wet)
9 The Stig 1 – 1:46.0
10 Kimi Räikkönen – 1:46.1 (Very wet)
11 Damon Hill – 1:46.3
12 Mark Webber – 1:47.1 (Very Wet)

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