Posts Tagged ‘Richard Hammond’

9 Jun 2010: Top Gear expected back on June 27. Maybe.

The new season of Top Gear is apparently due to hit our screens on June 27, according to the latest edition of its spin-off magazine. Or is it?

8 Apr 2010: Hot lava and tyres don’t mix, as Top Gear has found out

If you want to get maximum wear from your tyres, your best bet is probably not to drive to an active volcano and test them to destruction by driving on hot lava. But, there again, when did Top Gear ever give a flying fig about the practicalities of motoring?

20 Nov 2009: Top Gear: Why James May is becoming the ultimate geek made good

It’s our habit to review the first episode of Top Gear in a new season to see how well the formula is still working – and this time around we’ve come to rather a startling conclusion. Increasingly, it’s all about James May.

24 Jun 2009: Top Gear: Peppercorn, Jaguar, Black Shadow… and the man they call The Stig

So… it’s a tough call, taking a series into its 13th season. And we’re asking the question we always ask at this point in the run. Is the format still fresh? Can the guys still cut it? Is it still, basically, as silly, as laugh-out-loud funny and as occasionally poignant as we’ve come to expect?

23 Jan 2009: Over the white line: Ben Collins is still The Stig…

What we’d really like to know is, if Ben Collins (aka The Stig) was a stunt driver on recent Bond film A Quantum of Solace, how many Aston Martins does he have on his conscience?

28 Oct 2008: Jet-powered British supercar aims for 1,000mph

It’s not just potential F1 World Champions we’re producing round here these days – it’s also plans for mind-buggeringly fast jet-propelled cars. Nobody tell Richard Hammond…

2 Sep 2008: Top Gear: coming to an airfield near you?

Here’s a question: would you pay upwards of a ton to go and watch three middle-aged blokes indulging in self-described “cocking about” for an hour and 15 minutes?

7 Jul 2008: What’s going on at Top Gear?

News is trickling through about a bit of a dispute between the BBC and members of the Top Gear team. And the inevitable reason is that common root of all evil – money.

23 Mar 2008: F1: Coulthard rumoured as in BBC’s sights

David “Potty-Mouth” Coulthard may well have been warned to stay away from every microphone in Malaysia after his colourful threats to take on Felipe Massa were broadcast live and uncensored during the Australian Grand Prix. But, if the most recent rumour out of the Sepang paddock is to be believed, this latest lapse into laddishness might not deter the BBC from signing him up as a commentator when his driving career finally ends.

 
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