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Pro Driver Breaks Down Richard Hammond Driving F1 Car on Top Gear

Pro Driver Breaks Down Richard Hammond Driving F1 Car on Top Gear

Remember that Top Gear episode when Richard Hammond drove an F1 car? Driving an F1 car seems like a difficult task, but how much of it was real and how much was Top Gear dramatics?

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Driver61’s pro driver and coach, Scott Mansell breaks down Richard Hammond’s driving of the F1 car to explain what was exactly going. Scott has coached many “normal” people to drive F1 cars for Winfield Racing School and Renault’s F1 experience, so he understands how people react when put in this unusual environment.

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  • Daniel G
    August 13, 2020

    Given the physics at work, I'm not surprised that the car indeed beats the shit out of unprepared drivers.

  • Wandering Firbolg
    August 14, 2020

    That's why after Tiff Needell left Top Gear it stopped being about cars and about three blokes shenanigans and somewhat bigoted perceptions… still fun but no really that accurate anymore.

  • Skippy 4077
    August 14, 2020

    I really doubt the engineers were tyring to make it dramatic ,….top gear yes ,

  • Jim McCann
    August 16, 2020

    Would love to see you react to Tom Cruise driving an F1 car.

  • Blaž Bohinc
    August 17, 2020

    It's almost as if Top Gear was an entertainment show.

  • Sofronio
    August 19, 2020

    that's a fabulous break down. Thank you sir.

  • Nigel Groom
    August 23, 2020

    I think it makes sense for them to really play up the difficulty as the set up for his whole challenge was Hammond saying F1 drivers had it easy, sitting down all day. 😂

    Great video, really interesting!

  • Heero yuy
    August 26, 2020

    honestly some of these "tv/youtube drivers" (not all but a lot) i think would have trouble driving a base model C5 corvette around a track like this

  • Derek Craig
    August 27, 2020

    He could have spent a bunch of time on the simulator before driving the car. Also, top gear is notorious for embellishing their stories

  • Race Hoglund
    August 29, 2020

    They add that screeching brake sound in on F1 drive to survive and it’s sooo annoying

  • Richard Wallinger
    September 4, 2020

    super video .. I can relate to all of your comments .. In 1980 I was the Donnington one litre Gt championship winner . often lapping almost the whole field in the 12 lap races . when I sold my Championship winning car . the New owner / driver was useless. He blamed everything about the car and failed to accept he was the failure .

  • Russell Coight
    September 5, 2020

    100%, at the same time this came out Steve Sutcliffe and Chris Harris drove a Honda F1 and Jag F1 around Silverstone in winter, yet Hammonds TG piece became the benchmark for the new fanboys.

  • And we can all laugh at #NASCAR for being boring!

  • y1521t21b5
    September 12, 2020

    1:51 S🅱️inalla…

  • levi-samson tago
    September 17, 2020

    so they gave hammond permission to deliberately spin an f1 car out.

  • Edvin Markos
    September 17, 2020

    All that does not matter if he went to bed that night with a big smile on his face.

  • Jane Gavin
    September 21, 2020

    God Almighty is love and wants us to love and help each other and Jesus Christ of Nazareth died for our sins so we need to repent.Amen.

  • Follow the damn train CJ
    September 26, 2020

    It's good to see someone calling out TG about the added drama. It makes the show seam very corny. I like TG but the drama the show goes on with especially when it comes to nonsense that's not true just erks me.

  • Delta November
    September 27, 2020

    Wow, it’s not like the bbc to deceive their viewers…

  • john smith
    September 27, 2020

    most amazing video on youtube, sincerely thank you

  • Kristap Hauberg
    September 28, 2020

    I wish you cude be my teacher

  • Wade
    September 29, 2020

    The Vampire Dragster crash was all theatrics,, idc what theatrics they add, because they're hilarious, lol

  • Jaap Aap
    September 29, 2020

    Eh, in what sort of situation would you coach someone to drive a F1 car?

  • fenderstratguy
    October 4, 2020

    Could we have a British guitarist comment on this video next?

  • Just Jodkevic
    October 9, 2020

    8:56 maybe he drives like alonzo??? who knows

  • Michael Ruatfela Ralte
    October 9, 2020

    Watching Tom Cruz driving Red Bull F1 i couldnt agree more, Tom may have some training for his Movie Days of Thunder but Hammon review cars for, all this year i believe him…i am ashame lol

  • burnsiet
    October 10, 2020

    04:41 "….specifically trained for that…." Shows a pic of Hunt with a ciggie in his mouth. Haha, classic.

  • Joe Magnets
    October 12, 2020

    EVERYTHING is so goddamn PHONY these days, always hyper-up the action and the music to keep the interest of the viewer glued to the screen. All that is unnecessary because people who watch these car videos are trying to LEARN SOMETHING,, but the 'editors are more interested in keeping their jobs, then allowing the video to JUST SHOW IT HOW IT IS. Same goes for the 'news' media, always bullshitting what's going on instead of just allowing the NEWS to be told without the 'comments' of those that are trying to keep their ad-gender by 'brain washing' those they need to keep the WARS going on. Nice to see and hear the comments of someone without an ad gender, just telling the TRUTH FOR A CHANGE.
    Joe Magnets

  • Matt Bolt
    October 12, 2020

    12:31 isn't that the tires screeching and not the brakes? Granted, probably still a sound effect dubbed over. Sounds like it's meant to be a tire sound and not a brake sound

  • paul zapodeanu
    October 13, 2020

    The hamster can't even drive in a straight line without crashing. Renault are mad to give him a go in an f1 car on a circuit.

  • Aaron B
    October 13, 2020

    Audio stops from 4:154:20 for me. Hope it's not something copyright related. =/

  • jordy velthuizen
    October 15, 2020

    My question is that the f1 car where fernando alonso had a agressif steering style? With the big flat Michelin tires in the back?

  • BrandonSL500
    October 16, 2020

    Can you make a video analyzing all of Hammonds crashes 🙂 that would be fun.

  • George Cuffley
    October 16, 2020

    Richard Hammond admitted on the Grand Tour that when he was on Top Gear they used to use pro drivers for the drifting shots of the cars he was supposed to be driving out on the track because he couldn't drift himself.

  • Robert Saca
    October 16, 2020

    You just have to understand that top gear is entertainment, there is no driving skill or even automotive engineering knowledge.

  • Chris Innes
    October 16, 2020

    Stiff upper lip

  • Donald Warren
    October 16, 2020


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