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Video: Jaguar D-Type laps Le Mans in 1956

This is it – the best video you’ll see all day. Made in 1956, it’s 1955 Le Mans champion, Mike Hawthorn, giving you live commentary on a lap of La Sarthe while thrashing a Jaguar D-Type. The best bit? This isn’t race day, so there are cyclists, lorries, and cars wobbling into his path… And […]


Kris Meeke

Meeke: “You touch the brake pedal and nothing happens”

The WRC got off to a slippery start this weekend, as the weather battered the twisty cols above Monte Carlo. Last year’s champ Sebastien Ogier picked up where he left off with a confident win, followed by local specialist and excellently-named Bryan Bouffier. Hearty congratulations to both. But if we’re honest we weren’t paying much […]


Nani Roma wins the Dakar

The Dakar Rally finished in Chile at the weekend. After two weeks, 10,000km and over 50 hours of racing (more than an entire season of F1…), it was won by a chap called Nani Roma. By a mere five minutes.



UPDATE: Michael Schumacher in “stable but critical condition” following second operation

UPDATED: Wednesday 1 January, 4pm  Seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher’s condition has improved slightly after a second operation to relieve pressure on his brain. “Michael’s condition has been carefully supervised all the night and has remained stable also this morning,” said Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s assistant on Wednesday. “For the moment, the good news for today […]



Kris Meeke is back in WRC

Top Gear is delighted to be able to tell you that our favourite rallyist, Kris Meeke, has landed himself a peach of a gig for next year – as a works driver for the Citroen WRC team. He’s the first of Citroen’s 2014 driver line-up to be announced, and – to our minds at least […]


wrc458 at Wales Rally GB

We’re approaching the end of both the Formula One and WRC seasons. In both a chap called Seb has already tied up the world championship. But while the Austin GP in the US of A was another dull processional affair, Wales Rally GB was anything but. The route was a belter, featuring some stages not […]



So, guess who is on pole in America?

Well, as far as Sebastian Vettel poles go that was definitely among the most exciting. Two sectors in to a do-or-lose-out-to-Mark-Webber lap in the very dying moments of Q3, Vettel looked like was, again, going to be beaten by the departing Aussie. But banish any thoughts of Vettel hitting the cruise button in these last […]



Lewis hearts Jacko

Having previously sported an image of Bob Marley on his helmet, Lewis Hamilton has gone one weirder for this weekend’s Austin GP. The Merc man’s lid shall carry a tribute to the moonwalking, baby-dangling King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Ham’s unique helmet design was revealed on his Twitter account. Sadly it isn’t Black or […]


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