Lewis Hamilton has been toppled. Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo went top of the BBC Top Gear “Star In A Reasonably Priced Car” on Sunday with a scintillating lap of 1.42.2 – a full 0.7s faster than the 2014 World Champion managed a two years ago.

Photo: BBC Media
Photo: BBC Media

Ricciardo also managed to come across not like an F1 driver, but more like a down-to-earth Australian, which we all know he is. One of the highlights was Q&A session with the surrounding audience;

For the record, here’s the updated list of the fastest times by all F1 drivers so far.

  1. Daniel Ricciardo – 1.42.2
  2. Lewis Hamilton – 1.42.9
  3. Mark Webber – 1.43.1
  4. Sebastian Vettel – 1.44.0
  5. Rubens Barrichello – 1.44.3
  6. The Stig (II) – 1.44.4
  7. Nigel Mansell – 1.44.6
  8. Lewis Hamilton – 1.44.7 (Damp, oily)
  9. Jenson Button – 1.44.7 (HOT)
  10. The Stig (I) – 1.46.1
  11. Kimi Raikkonen – 1.46.1 (Very wet)
  12. Damon Hill – 1.46.3
  13. Mark Webber – 1.47.1 (Very wet)

Here’s a quick gallery of the moment Danny Ric found out he had one, and celebrated with host Jeremy Clarkson. Good on ya cobba!

(All pictures courtesy of BBC Media)