Vettel Breaks '62-Year-Old' Barrichello's Top Gear Record


Sebastian Vettel has broken yet another record.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

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The Red Bull driver, already the sport's youngest ever race and title winner, broke Rubens Barrichello's lap record whilst appearing on the popular British motoring programme Top Gear.

The flying lap, called 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, takes place at the BBC show's UK test track with F1 drivers at the wheel of a Suzuki Liana.

Last year, Barrichello leapt to the top of the times by beating previous laps set by mystery Top Gear driver The Stig as well as the likes of Nigel Mansell, Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber.

But a few days before the British Grand Prix, Vettel broke that record by 3 tenths.

"Why are we all surprised," host Jeremy Clarkson joked, "that he's faster than a 62-year-old Brazilian?"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Mark Webber , Nigel Mansell , Lewis Hamilton , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing
Tags barrichello, stig, top gear, vettel