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Of all the drivers he was the last one I ever imagined being in Top Gear. :lol: And with Slash, lol.

This clearly deserves its own thread. In fact, I wouldn't mind it getting stickied as well.

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Kimi is on Top Gear? when?
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What? Kimi on Top Gear? Where?

Sounds like that'd be a very interesting interview...

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H-Holloway wrote:Kimi is on Top Gear? when?


Sunday 11 March.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/progin ... -gear.html

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Actually, I could imagine him fitting in really well with one of their second hand/self build/challenge segments. Looking fwd to it!

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Paul_C wrote:Actually, I could imagine him fitting in really well with one of their second hand/self build/challenge segments. Looking fwd to it!


It'll be the F1 star in a reasonably priced car I'd have thought, not any challenges.
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Kimi has been partying together with the Guns and Roses guys a few times in the past years so I bet they (Kimi and Slash) already know each other. In the G'n'R "Chinese Democracy" album they thank Kimi in the credits. If you have the CD check the small print.. just as a curiosity.

Anyway. Which F1 drivers have been on Top Gear? Did you know Kovi was in Top Gear as "Stig" once?

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RickM wrote:
Paul_C wrote:Actually, I could imagine him fitting in really well with one of their second hand/self build/challenge segments. Looking fwd to it!


It'll be the F1 star in a reasonably priced car I'd have thought, not any challenges.


Yeah, I know...was responding to the OP saying Kimi was the last F1 driver he/she expected to see on the show. I presume they will wheel out the old Liana as they have done for the other F1 drivers.

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SpiderWebb wrote:Kimi has been partying together with the Guns and Roses guys a few times in the past years so I bet they (Kimi and Slash) already know each other. In the G'n'R "Chinese Democracy" album they thank Kimi in the credits. If you have the CD check the small print.. just as a curiosity.

Anyway. Which F1 drivers have been on Top Gear? Did you know Kovi was in Top Gear as "Stig" once?


I assume for when they got to take a Renault F1 (with the gorgeous mild seven yellow/blue livery).

Schumi did it for the FXX.

I thought there was another time the current Stig was swapped out for a "better" driver?


Anyway, Kimi interview will be great. Either he will be his usual self which will be funny, or I'm hoping he'll be half way drunk and pole dancing or something.

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I assume for when they got to take a Renault F1 (with the gorgeous mild seven yellow/blue livery).


Yup. Kovi was Renaults test driver at that time.

Looking forward to the show. Lets see what happens.

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SpiderWebb wrote:Kimi has been partying together with the Guns and Roses guys a few times in the past years so I bet they (Kimi and Slash) already know each other. In the G'n'R "Chinese Democracy" album they thank Kimi in the credits. If you have the CD check the small print.. just as a curiosity.

Anyway. Which F1 drivers have been on Top Gear? Did you know Kovi was in Top Gear as "Stig" once?


If he was credited in the Chinese Democracy, then Slash didn't have anything to do with it. Infact if Kimi has been partying with "GN'R" in recent years I doubt Slash even met Kimi.
Slash and "GN'R"=Slash isn't exactly getting along. ;)
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This will be epic episode! 8)
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SpiderWebb wrote:Kimi has been partying together with the Guns and Roses guys a few times in the past years so I bet they (Kimi and Slash) already know each other. In the G'n'R "Chinese Democracy" album they thank Kimi in the credits. If you have the CD check the small print.. just as a curiosity.

Anyway. Which F1 drivers have been on Top Gear? Did you know Kovi was in Top Gear as "Stig" once?


Top Gear F1 leader board
1:44.0 – Sebastian Vettel
1:44.3 – Rubens Barrichello
1:44.4 – The Stig II (Ben Collins)
1:44.6 – Nigel Mansell
1:44.7 – Lewis Hamilton (wet & oily)
1:44.7 – Jenson Button (hot)
1:44.9 – Jenson Button (falling snow)
1:46.0 – The Stig I (Perry McCarthy)
1:46.3 – Damon Hill
1:47.1 – Mark Webber (very wet)
DNF – Michael Schumacher (Got lost at Hammerhead, car was not seen after this)

Can't wait for sunday nights show :nod:
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I hope it isn't raining.
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that is hysterical.... I can't wait to see this one

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Top Gear F1 leader board
1:44.0 – Sebastian Vettel
1:44.3 – Rubens Barrichello
1:44.4 – The Stig II (Ben Collins)
1:44.6 – Nigel Mansell
1:44.7 – Lewis Hamilton (wet & oily)
1:44.7 – Jenson Button (hot)
1:44.9 – Jenson Button (falling snow)
1:46.0 – The Stig I (Perry McCarthy)
1:46.3 – Damon Hill
1:47.1 – Mark Webber (very wet)
DNF – Michael Schumacher (Got lost at Hammerhead, car was not seen after this)


I reckon Kimi can get a close second, depending on the conditions!
What do you guys think? I'm gonna guess a 1:44.2 :)
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Gintynm wrote:
Top Gear F1 leader board
1:44.0 – Sebastian Vettel
1:44.3 – Rubens Barrichello
1:44.4 – The Stig II (Ben Collins)
1:44.6 – Nigel Mansell
1:44.7 – Lewis Hamilton (wet & oily)
1:44.7 – Jenson Button (hot)
1:44.9 – Jenson Button (falling snow)
1:46.0 – The Stig I (Perry McCarthy)
1:46.3 – Damon Hill
1:47.1 – Mark Webber (very wet)
DNF – Michael Schumacher (Got lost at Hammerhead, car was not seen after this)


I reckon Kimi can get a close second, depending on the conditions!
What do you guys think? I'm gonna guess a 1:44.2 :)



With Kimi's experience in rally cars, he should be much more comfortable in the reasonably priced car than some of the others, I would not be suprised to see him break into the 1:43 if conditions are similar to others. But, being across the pond, I don't know what temps are like over there, track and air temperature have a lot to do with grip and horsepower after all.......

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Jasba wrote:
Gintynm wrote:
I don't know what temps are like over there, track and air temperature have a lot to do with grip and horsepower after all.......


Grip and horsepower in the Liana... that made me smile. :D
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fatboy72 wrote:
SpiderWebb wrote:Kimi has been partying together with the Guns and Roses guys a few times in the past years so I bet they (Kimi and Slash) already know each other. In the G'n'R "Chinese Democracy" album they thank Kimi in the credits. If you have the CD check the small print.. just as a curiosity.

Anyway. Which F1 drivers have been on Top Gear? Did you know Kovi was in Top Gear as "Stig" once?


Top Gear F1 leader board
1:44.0 – Sebastian Vettel
1:44.3 – Rubens Barrichello
1:44.4 – The Stig II (Ben Collins)
1:44.6 – Nigel Mansell
1:44.7 – Lewis Hamilton (wet & oily)
1:44.7 – Jenson Button (hot)
1:44.9 – Jenson Button (falling snow)
1:46.0 – The Stig I (Perry McCarthy)
1:46.3 – Damon Hill
1:47.1 – Mark Webber (very wet)
DNF – Michael Schumacher (Got lost at Hammerhead, car was not seen after this)

Can't wait for sunday nights show :nod:


not sure that Ben Collins had F1 licence. Perry McCarthy, he had it, but I think he didn't participate in any races.
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stunned no pics have been leaked

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What time is the Top Gear on and on which channel? (UK)
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Hakkattack wrote:stunned no pics have been leaked

Pictures can't leak if Kimi hasn't even ever been to the Top Gear studio (yet).
Top Gear films their episodes (including the SIARC laps as far as I know) the Wednesday before the episodes air on Sunday.
So Kimi will be there March 7 for the interview and lap ;)

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Tumppi57 wrote:What time is the Top Gear on and on which channel? (UK)


BBC Two @ 8:00 Sunday night.
If not 8:00 it's 9:00 (I'm in the US, forgive me); but I'm pretty sure it's 8.

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Oh, and I checked the weather for the Top Gear studio on wednesday...cloudy and mid-upper 40s (Fahrenheit).
As far as I know, Hamilton, Button, and Seb all did their laps in June (just before the Silverstone GP on all occasions)

Edit: these are when the F1 drivers did their laps (minus 4 days, if you want to be really precise)

HillJune 26, 2005
WebberJuly 31, 2005
MansellDecember 11, 2005
ButtonJuly 30, 2006
HamiltonDecember 2, 2007
ButtonDecember 20, 2009
BarichelloJuly 11, 2010
VettelJuly 10, 2011
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I am a big Kimi fan but he'd would never do top gear, he'd be exactly like the stig or just give yes / no answers. That's what I like about him, he some one can sort of relate to. Kimi is a legend and NOW IS BACK!!

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paulsf1fix wrote:I am a big Kimi fan but he'd would never do top gear, he'd be exactly like the stig or just give yes / no answers. That's what I like about him, he some one can sort of relate to. Kimi is a legend and NOW IS BACK!!

I'm not sure what you mean by that. He is doing Top Gear.

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I can't wait :D :lol: I also couldn't picture Kimi there but it will be fun!
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I'm excited to see the interview.
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xECKSx58 wrote:
Tumppi57 wrote:What time is the Top Gear on and on which channel? (UK)


BBC Two @ 8:00 Sunday night.
If not 8:00 it's 9:00 (I'm in the US, forgive me); but I'm pretty sure it's 8.


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remember the LIVE brundle interview with kimi on the grid

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"kimi, where were you. the only driver to miss the presentation at the front of the grid"

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Hakkattack wrote:stunned no pics have been leaked


It hasnt been recorded yet, top gear gets recorded the wednesday befrore the show goes out so itl be next weds when he is there unless they prerecord it and edit it in. be worth cheching the weather for next weds tho if you want to know if itl rain.

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I wish I was in the studio - from my experience they don't use in a program at least something like 60% of the interview they do. Would be really interesting to listen to everything. something tells me they will cut out a lot, since both (Clarkson and Kimi) are swearing easily.

It is on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday (UK time)
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Denorth wrote:I wish I was in the studio - from my experience they don't use in a program at least something like 60% of the interview they do. Would be really interesting to listen to everything. something tells me they will cut out a lot, since both (Clarkson and Kimi) are swearing easily.

It is on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday (UK time)


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ToughGuy wrote:
Denorth wrote:I wish I was in the studio - from my experience they don't use in a program at least something like 60% of the interview they do. Would be really interesting to listen to everything. something tells me they will cut out a lot, since both (Clarkson and Kimi) are swearing easily.

It is on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday (UK time)


I can get you a pass :thumbup:
all you have to do is donate a small fee to my charity.

once the money has been received, i can send you the tickets :]


I think I'll pass :] does your charity do marathon further than local pub? ;)
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Denorth wrote:
ToughGuy wrote:
Denorth wrote:I wish I was in the studio - from my experience they don't use in a program at least something like 60% of the interview they do. Would be really interesting to listen to everything. something tells me they will cut out a lot, since both (Clarkson and Kimi) are swearing easily.

It is on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday (UK time)


I can get you a pass :thumbup:
all you have to do is donate a small fee to my charity.

once the money has been received, i can send you the tickets :]


I think I'll pass :] does your charity do marathon further than local pub? ;)


yes, lots more than that, we do LED/3D TV pick ups from the local area.
mainly when the occupants have gone to work :]

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ToughGuy wrote:
Denorth wrote:
ToughGuy wrote:
Denorth wrote:I wish I was in the studio - from my experience they don't use in a program at least something like 60% of the interview they do. Would be really interesting to listen to everything. something tells me they will cut out a lot, since both (Clarkson and Kimi) are swearing easily.

It is on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday (UK time)


I can get you a pass :thumbup:
all you have to do is donate a small fee to my charity.

once the money has been received, i can send you the tickets :]


I think I'll pass :] does your charity do marathon further than local pub? ;)


yes, lots more than that, we do LED/3D TV pick ups from the local area.
mainly when the occupants have gone to work :]


you should check you PM I'll be posting time I'm not at home :lol:
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They might introduce Kimi as the Stigs Hybrid Fin Cousin. Half Stig half human.

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Denorth wrote:
ToughGuy wrote:
Denorth wrote:
ToughGuy wrote:
Denorth wrote:I wish I was in the studio - from my experience they don't use in a program at least something like 60% of the interview they do. Would be really interesting to listen to everything. something tells me they will cut out a lot, since both (Clarkson and Kimi) are swearing easily.

It is on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday (UK time)


I can get you a pass :thumbup:
all you have to do is donate a small fee to my charity.

once the money has been received, i can send you the tickets :]


I think I'll pass :] does your charity do marathon further than local pub? ;)


yes, lots more than that, we do LED/3D TV pick ups from the local area.
mainly when the occupants have gone to work :]


you should check you PM I'll be posting time I'm not at home :lol:


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AravJ wrote:They might introduce Kimi as the Stigs Hybrid Fin Cousin. Half Stig half human.

:lol: I imagine the conversation between Stig and Kimi will be captivating...
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sinstorm wrote:
AravJ wrote:They might introduce Kimi as the Stigs Hybrid Fin Cousin. Half Stig half human.

:lol: I imagine the conversation between Stig and Kimi will be captivating...


:lol:

Cant wait for this one...
And they say men cant multi task.. haa, ask a formula 1 driver! :)

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