Oh do pay attention, Double-Oh Autobahn. Hammond said in the show that Noble had a guy drive through the night to get the replacement to Rome.They should have epanded this episode and used it for the Christmas special. Still only gave it an 8, the SIARPC should have been tossed, and the "Go talk to the car" seemed a bit cheesy and over the top.
I wonder how the hell Noble got an extra car to Italy that quick, surely they didn't have one on standby nearby?
Thanks for clearing that up. It is, of course, important for us idiots who don't "get it" to realise that all cars, especially three brand-new, clean-sheet supercars in their first year of production, are absolutely 100% reliable. Also, the presenters are all brilliant professional racecar drivers, so things like Hammond going off the track at Imola, and the smoke coming from Clarkson's tires after overheating are all clearly, obviously scripted and planned out to the last detail weeks in advance.Hammond jumped in the second car they took with them, then they made up a fake story about it because nothing you see on tv is real.
Why? Noone ever mentions Riccardo Paletti in the same breath as Gilles Villeneuve yet they died in the same season within a few weeks of each other.The pep-talks in the garages was cringe-inducingly corny, but it was quite a good episode overall!
However, I'm extremely disappointed with the fact that they forgot to mention Roland Ratzenberger in the same breath as Senna.