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Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car is a segment of Top Gear, where presenter Jeremy Clarkson interviews a celebrity and then shows a clip of their attempt to drive round the Top Gear track, filmed earlier. They are then put on to a board. There have been four reasonably-priced-cars: a Suzuki Liana, Chevrolet Lacetti, Kia Cee'd, and a Vauxhall Astra.

Suzuki Liana Leaderboard Edit

  1. 1:15.6 - Stig
  2. 1:46.7 – Dame Ellen MacArthur
  3. 1:46.9 – Jimmy Carr (car breaker)
  4. 1:47.1 – Simon Cowell (with trousers upto his eyes)
  5. 1:47.3 – Ronnie O'Sullivan
  6. 1:47.8 – Ian Wright
  7. 1:47.9 – Chris Evans
  8. 1:47.9 – Rory Bremner
  9. 1:48.0 – Justin Hawkins
  10. 1:48.0 – Jodie Kidd
  11. 1:48.0 – Paul McKenna
  12. 1:48.0 – Trevor Eve
  13. 1:48.0 – Patrick Kielty
  14. 1:48.3 – Jay Kay[1]
  15. 1:48.6 – Rob Brydon
  16. 1:48.8 – Stephen Ladyman
  17. 1:49.0 – Neil Morrissey
  18. 1:49.6 – Roger Daltrey (Moist)
  19. 1:50.0 – Jeremy Clarkson (With passengers)
  20. 1:50.0 – Patrick Stewart
  21. 1:50.0 – Martin Clunes
  22. 1:50.0 – Jamie Oliver
  23. 1:50.0 – Gordon Ramsay
  24. 1:50.0 – Lionel Richie
  25. 1:50.0 – Cliff Richard
  26. 1:50.7 – David Walliams
  27. 1:51.0 – Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  28. 1:51.1 – Timothy Spall
  29. 1:51.2 – Carol Vorderman (Mildly moist)
  30. 1:51.3 – James Nesbitt
  31. 1:51.4 – Christian Slater
  32. 1:51.5 – Omid Djalili
  33. 1:51.5 – Sanjeev Bhaskar (Wet)
  34. 1:51.5 – Joanna Lumley
  1. 1:52.0 – David Dimbleby
  2. 1:52.0 – Eddie Izzard
  3. 1:52.0 – Jordan
  4. 1:52.0 – Rick Parfitt
  5. 1:52.4 – Christopher Eccleston (Automatic car)
  6. 1:52.7 – Sir Tim Rice
  7. 1:53.0 – Steve Coogan (Very wet)
  8. 1:53.0 – Vinnie Jones
  9. 1:53.2 – Johnny Vaughan (With passenger)
  10. 1:53.3 – Fay Ripley (Moist)
  11. 1:53.4 – Bill Bailey (Wet)
  12. 1:53.5 – Jack Dee
  13. 1:54.0 – Alan Davies (Mildly moist)
  14. 1:54.0 – Stephen Fry (Mildly moist)
  15. 1:54.0 – Rich Hall
  16. 1:54.0 – Martin Kemp (Wet)
  17. 1:54.0 – Ross Kemp (Wet)
  18. 1:54.0 – Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (Wet)
  19. 1:54.0 – David Soul
  20. 1:54.1 – Trinny Woodall (Very wet/With passenger)[2]
  21. 1:55.0 – Sir Michael Gambon (Wet)
  22. 1:55.4 – Geri Halliwell
  23. 1:55.7 – Susannah Constantine (Very wet/With passenger)
  24. 1:56.0 – Boris Johnson
  25. 1:57.0 – Anne Robinson
  26. 1:57.0 – Jonathan Ross (Very wet and penalised for cutting a corner)
  27. 1:57.1 – Davina McCall (Very wet)
  28. 1:58.6 – Johnny Vegas (Provisionally licensed)
  29. 2:01.0 – Harry Enfield
  30. 2:02.0 – Billy Baxter (Blind; with Jeremy as passenger guide)
  31. 2:03.4 – Sir Terry Wogan
  32. 2:06.0 – Richard Whiteley

Chevrolet Lacetti Leaderboard Edit

  1. 1:45.81 - Jay Kay
  2. 1:45.83 – Reiss Atherton
  3. 1:45.85 - Brian Johnson
  4. 1:45.87 – Kevin McCloud
  5. 1:45.9 – Simon Cowell
  6. 1:46.1 – Jennifer Saunders
  7. 1:46.3 - Michael Sheen
  8. 1:46.3 – Gordon Ramsay
  9. 1:46.5 - Usain Bolt
  10. 1:46.9 – Peter Jones
  11. 1:47.0 – Trevor Eve
  12. 1:47.1 – Peter Firth
  13. 1:47.4 – Lawrence Dallanglio
  14. 1:47.4 – Les Ferdinand
  15. 1:47.5 - Eric Bana (Wet)
  16. 1:47.6 – James Hewitt
  17. 1:47.7 – Jamie Oliver (Melted snow)
  18. 1:47.7 – Hugh Grant
  19. 1:48.0 – Ewan McGregor
  20. 1:48.1 – Rupert Perry-Jones
  21. 1:48.1 - Chris Evans
  22. 1:48.3 – James Blunt (Wet)
  23. 1:48.3 – Billie Piper
  24. 1:48.4 – Justin Hawkins
  25. 1:48.5 – Simon Pegg
  26. 1:48.5 – Theo Paphitis
  27. 1:48.7 – Mark Wahlberg
  28. 1:47.7 - Michael McIntyre
  29. 1:48.8 – David Tennant
  1. 1:48.8 - Jay Leno
  2. 1:48.9 – Will Young (Damp)
  3. 1:49.4 – Sir Michael Parkinson
  4. 1:49.6 – Ronnie Wood
  5. 1:49.7 – Harry Enfield
  6. 1:49.9 – Jools Holland
  7. 1:50.3 – Sir Michael Gambon
  8. 1:50.3 – Alan Davies
  9. 1:50.9 – Steve Coogan (HOT)
  10. 1:51.0 - Stephen Fry
  11. 1:51.2 – Alan Carr
  12. 1:51.4 – Ray Winstone (HOT)
  13. 1:51.7 – Keith Allen (Very wet)
  14. 1:51.7 – Rob Brydon (Wet)
  15. 1:51.8 – Seasick Steve (Moist)
  16. 1:51.8 – Lee Collins
  17. 1:52.2 - Tom Jones
  18. 1:52.5 - Guy Ritchie (Wet)
  19. 1:52.8 – Dame Helen Mirren
  20. 1:53.4 – James Corden (Wet)
  21. 1:54.0 – Kristin Scott Thomas
  22. 1:54.3 – Philip Glenister (Wet)
  23. 1:54.7 – Kate Silverton (Very wet)
  24. 1:55.3 – Rick Wakeman
  25. 1:57.4 – Boris Johnson (Very wet)
  26. 1:57.4 – Fiona Bruce (Very wet)
  27. 2:01:0 – Brian Cox (actor)
  28. 2:08.9 – Jimmy Carr (Spun off on timed lap)

Kia Cee'd LeaderboardEdit

  1. 1:42.1 - Matt LeBlanc
  2. 1:42.2 - Rowan Atkinson
  3. 1:42.8 - Michael Fassbender
  4. 1:42.8 - John Bishop
  5. 1:43.5 - Ross Noble
  6. 1:43.6 - James McAvoy
  7. 1.43.7 - Ryan Reynolds
  8. 1.43.7 - Matt Smith
  9. 1:44.2 - Tom Cruise
  10. 1:44.4 - Amy MacDonald
  11. 1:44.5 - Nick Frost
  12. 1:44.9 - Simon Pegg
  13. 1:45.6 - Ahren Lockyer
  14. 1:45.2 - Cameron Diaz
  15. 1:45.2 - Alex James
  16. 1:45.4 - Mick Fleetwood
  17. 1:45.5 - Rupert Grint
  18. 1:45.9 - Peter Jones
  19. 1:45.9 - Boris Becker (Wet)
  20. 1:46.1 - Andy García
  21. 1.46.8 - Bill Turnbull
  22. 1:47.0 - Alastair Campbell
  23. 1:47.7 - Louis Walsh
  24. 1:47.8 – Sophie Raworth
  25. 1:47.8 - Danny Boyle (Wet)
  1. 1:48.1 - Al Murray
  2. 1:48.1 - Bob Geldof
  3. 1:49.0 - Jonathan Ross (Wet, got lost)
  4. 1:49.0 - Jeff Goldblum
  5. 1:49.4 - will.i.am
  6. 1:49.8 - Slash (Wet)
  7. 1:49.9 - Nick Robinson
  8. 1:49.9 - Peta 23 from Essex (Damp)
  9. 1:50.3 - Amber Heard (Automatic)
  10. 1:50.5 - Fiona Bruce
  11. 1:50.8 - Bill Bailey (Wet)
  12. 1:50.9 - Amy Williams (Literally wet)
  13. 1:53.3 - Johnny Vaughan (Wet)
  14. 1:53.6 - Louie Spence (Wet)
  15. 1:56.3 - Alice Cooper (Wet, automatic)
  16. 1:56.7 - John Prescott (Wet, automatic)
  17. 2:09.1 - Damian Lewis (Snow)

Vauxhall Astra LeaderboardEdit

  1. 1:44.7 - Aaron Paul
  2. 1:45.1 - Brian Johnson
  3. 1:45.3 - Susan Boyle
  4. 1:45.6 - Jimmy Carr
  5. 1:46.1 - Hugh Jackman
  6. 1:46.7 - David Haye
  7. 1:46.8 - Warwick Davis
  8. 1:47.8 - Benedict Cumberbatch
  9. 1:48.5 - Rachel Riley
  10. 1:48.8 - Charles Dance
  11. 1:48.9 - Joss Stone
  12. 1:49.4 - James Blunt (Flipping Wet)
  13. 1:49.9 - Tom Hiddleston (Very Wet)
  14. 1:49.9 - Ron Howard
  15. 1:50.1 - Hugh Bonneville (Wet)
  16. 1:51.0 - Steven Tyler
  17. 1:54.5 - Jack Whitehall (Automatic, first time driving alone)

Formula 1 Leaderboard (Suzuki Liana) Edit

The Formula 1 Leaderboard differs to the main one as the competitive nature of the drivers featured is embraced, allowing the lap times to be compared more scientifically. In keeping with this, Top Gear has used the same car, the Suzuki Liana from the 2002 series, for all professional drivers on the show, Even returning drivers, such as Lewis Hamilton, use the same car when attempting to improve their lap times.

  1. 1:42.9 Lewis Hamilton
  2. 1:43.1 - Mark Webber
  3. 1:44.0 - Sebastian Vettel
  4. 1:44.3 -- Rubens Barrichello
  5. 1:44.4 – The Stig (II)
  6. 1:44.6 – Nigel Mansell
  7. 1:44.7 - Lewis Hamilton (Damp, oily)
  8. 1:44.7 – Jenson Button (HOT)
  9. 1:46.0 –The Stig (I) Black-Stig
  10. 1:46.1 – Kimi Räikkönen (Very wet)
  11. 1:46.3 – Damon Hill
  12. 1:47.1 – Mark Webber (Very wet)

Children in Need 2012 Top Gear ChallengeEdit

For a segment of the 2012 Children in Need appeal, three BBC newsreaders were sent around the track in the Kia Cee'd, which for this time was decorated in Pudsey-like spots. The results are as follows:

Note: all laps were in dry conditions.

  1. 1:46.8 - Bill Turnbull
  2. 1:47.8 - Sophie Raworth
  3. 1:50.5 - Fiona Bruce

Time deductions Edit


On occasion, an additional term is written next to the time (such as "Wet"). This indicates that the Stig and the Top Gear team consider that the prevalent weather conditions have hindered the car's performance and consequently the comaparative accuracy of the lap time.

The time on the board is not adapted; a time of 1:50 with the MM (Mildly Moist) classification is deemed to be equivalent to 1:48 on a normal dry track.

The following list displays the handicap terms used on the program with their corresponding approximate time disadvantages:

Term

Conditions

Adjustment

HOT

Track surface or car performance affected by high temperature / humidity

-2 seconds

Mildly moist (MM)

Track surface slightly damp after light rain or drizzle

-2 seconds

Wet (W) / Melted snow (MS)

Track surface wet due to light rain / melted snow

-4 seconds

Very wet (VW)

Track surface wet (with large puddles) due to heavy rain

-6 seconds

Introduction speeches and quotes Edit

Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car/Introductions

ReferencesEdit

  1. Top Gear Series 2, Episode 8 2003.07.06 - Original time of 1:48 was prior to recording fractional seconds. Jeremy Clarkson to Jodie Kidd: "We don't have points on this, but actually you were point three of a second faster than Jay Kay."
  2. Top Gear Series 5, Episode 9 2004.12.26 - Jeremy ACTUALLY wrote 1:46.1, but placed her in the right place. (look for it at the 25 minute mark.)

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