Go! Go! Gone!

Jake HumphreyOur mate over at BBC Sport, F1 telly front-man Jake Humphrey, came over a bit crashey at the weekend.

We like Jake, especially when he’s playing ringmaster in the Coulthard and Eddie show, so we felt a bit sorry for him when we heard he’d dented an Elise. On his race debut.

He was in one of 45 cars in an Elise Trophy race at Silverstone. After a decent qualifying time on a damp and slippy track, Jake started his first ever race from 31st on the grid. But things got a bit tangled on the first lap and his car got swiped. Still, after this and another ‘mysterious incident’ – a streaker, perhaps? – Jake got to the finish. Where he was soaked in champagne.

“The whole point for me to get involved was to show people that motorsport is not just this alien Formula One world operating in far-flung exotic locations, which no one can afford,” he said after the race. “Motorsport is on your doorstep; it’s on rainy Saturday mornings; it’s on sunny days at Silverstone.”

Highlights of Jake’s race will be broadcast before next two Grands Prix in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, so set your alarm clocks and tune in.

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Why on earth would we have to set our alarm clocks when both races are in the evening UK time?

Maybe it’s you that needs to wake up Dan?

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@Max
looks like someone got out of the wrong side of bed today :p

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really looking forward for the last 2 f1 races!!!

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Button must do it now. SURELY!!!

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Well done Jake, nice effort, I think we’ll all let you off considering what an absolutely fantasic job you’ve done this year :D I soooooo want your job :P

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Still feel sorry for Jake after Bernie ate him, chewed him up and spat him back out again last race weekend, poor lad, then to batter an Elise, this poor guy is not having a good time at the moment,

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Was there and got Jakes autograph….

Well Done Mate :D

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i hate button

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he’s a complete twat when you’ve met him

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Ha, you’re right Max, my mistake. Maybe I was thinking about people who work night shifts. Or maybe I was a little sleepy myself.

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The crash was an accident. AN ACCIDENT I SAY!

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I had no idea Jake was actually racing!!! This is a nice surprise! Can he live up to Jensen’s Formula 1 season so far, though..? You never know! Until you do know… Umm…

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copy and paste this comment if u think fith gear sucks and top gear rules!

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copy and paste yeh

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@Lewis Hamilton, I think your spot on,Jenson certainly has got one hot ass especially in one of my f1 cars.Jealously gets you nowhere!!!!!

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Well done Jake! He’s doing a grand job at the GPs and willing to give it a go himself, all in the name of promoting the kind of real motor sport that goes on in the UK week after week. The Elise Trophy is a great place to start – it’s roots are in track days. I believe he was promoting the GoMotorsport scheme set up by the MSA to help rookies into the sport. Can’t wait to see the ‘mysterious incident’ – perhaps DC pops up in the passenger seat…

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Felipe Massa, wow, you sound like an EXPERT! I expect to see you presenting on BBC Sport in the near future.

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I Bought a Toyota Auris in Nov 2007 it cost £14500,in oct this year I asked for a valueation and found it lost value of £6000 I thought Toyota cars should hold value better than that
disapointed Barnsley

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relevant

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Points win prizes.

Don’t do a “Jake” JB.

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Yeah I’m with Ben on this one. Jake has been doing a great job, in fact BBC got the mix right. DC and Eddie nagging and whining at each other like an pair of yanky pensioner tourists. Class.

Although if you squint they look a little like a reformed boy band. (I swear Louis Walsh does their wardrobe)

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copy and paste this comment if u think fith gear sucks and top gear rules!!

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nice one jake, :) BUTTON TO WIN !!!

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