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2013 Top Gear – Lewis Hamilton beats Vettel’s fastest lap time

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Hamilton returned to BBC’s Top Gear and
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Mercedes F1 speedy Lewis Hamilton set quickest lap of the season after beating Sebastian Vettel’s quickest time in BBC Two’s Top Gear.

The 2008 world champion made his second appearance on Top Gear, the opening appearance he set a 1:44.7 with the damp condition in 2007.

Lewis Hamilton to finish got the well again of youngest triple-time world champion Sebastian Vettel as he blitzed around the Top Gear track in 1:42.9, over a second faster than the Vettel.

He said during the interview: ‘I’m really surprised. I was going to be disappointed in myself if I didn’t do a competitive time.’

Hamilton tweeted: “Whatsup everyone! Thank you for the messages & thanks to top gear for having me. Was a blast!”

“Well done @LewisHamilton for that amazing 1.42.9!! Top of the @BBC_TopGear F1 driver’s timesheet! #TopGear” Mercedes AMG F1 team tweeted

BBC Radio 5 Live Formula One pit lane reporter Jennie Gow congratulated Hamilton via Twitter: “Ridiculous time!!!!! Well done @LewisHamilton – great #TopGear tonight.”


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