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Lewis Hamilton vs Ken Block at Top Gear Festival

Published by on May 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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The Top Gear Live Festival hit Barbados last weekend, and with it, they brought two of the racing world’s most famous racers – and they’re not even in the same category.

Ever wondered how a F1 race car will perform against a rally car? Well, this is exactly what the Top Gear festival – hosted by the equally entertaining Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond – brought to the fans in Barbados this past weekend. The team brought along American professional rally driver, Ken Block as well as British F1 sensation, Lewis Hamilton, to take a trip around the track.

Block has been a rally champion several times. He is also an all-round extreme sports fanatic, so naturally he was super keen to take on the F1. On the other hand – or wheel – is Hamilton, who really needs no introduction.

Of course, these two drivers have different styles of driving and naturally, distinctly different cars. But that doesn’t mean that a race between the two won’t be exciting; in fact, it probably made it way more interesting than two equals against each other.

Hamilton, being the suave F1 racer that he is, brought a one a 2013 Mercedes-Benz AMG F1 racer, while Block brought along a more gritty, tough Ford Fiesta ST.

Now, while many of us will think that Hamilton will obviously win the race, the actual event showed that even the small (yet powerful) ST can take on a F1 race car.

The result is an amazingly entertaining race that we would definitely want to see more of. Any takers on a rally car vs race car rematch?

You can check out the video below:



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