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Lewis Hamilton returns to Top Gear

ESPN Staff
February 15, 2013
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Lewis Hamilton has returned to the BBC motoring programme Top Gear in an attempt to set a new lap record in its "reasonably-priced car".

Hamilton has appeared on the hit TV show in 2007 but was faced with a wet track and was unable to get the most out of Top Gear's Suzuki Liana. However, he is set to appear on the programme again this weekend and the BBC said the conditions were much better for his more recent attempt.

"This time the track is dry and Lewis is taking no prisoners in his attempts to smash the lap record," the channel said.

Hamilton managed at 1:44.7 on his last attempt on the TV show, which is 0.7s off Sebastian Vettel's record at the top of the leader board. Rubens Barrichello (1:44.3), The Stig (1:44.4) and Nigel Mansell (1:44.6) are also ahead of Hamilton but all had the advantage of a dry track.

The programme will air in the UK at 20:00 on BBC 2 this Sunday.

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