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.
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;
“What does the back of Lewis’ car look like?”
— Fantasy GP (@Fantasy_GP) February 8, 2015
For the record, here’s the updated list of the fastest times by all F1 drivers so far.
- Daniel Ricciardo – 1.42.2
- Lewis Hamilton – 1.42.9
- Mark Webber – 1.43.1
- Sebastian Vettel – 1.44.0
- Rubens Barrichello – 1.44.3
- The Stig (II) – 1.44.4
- Nigel Mansell – 1.44.6
- Lewis Hamilton – 1.44.7 (Damp, oily)
- Jenson Button – 1.44.7 (HOT)
- The Stig (I) – 1.46.1
- Kimi Raikkonen – 1.46.1 (Very wet)
- Damon Hill – 1.46.3
- 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!