Chris Harris drives Sir Stirling Moss' Monaco-winning Lotus 18 | Top Gear: Series 29

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Taken from last series, back in autumn, here's Chris Harris driving a spectacular nugget of F1 history - the Lotus 18.
Sir Stirling Moss was one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. Having sadly passed away in 2020, Chris Harris set out to make a film in honour of the legendary racer, and what better way than taking Moss' Lotus 18 - the very car he won the 1961 Monaco grand prix in - around Goodwood circuit?
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r e v e l a r e_ XVII
r e v e l a r e_ XVII Giorno fa
*Chris Harris deserves a place next to the original trio, he’s just that good.*
TheThirdMan
TheThirdMan 12 giorni fa
Moss's crash and subsequent testing - the results of which were what caused him to retire - are discussed in a book called "The Day I Died" by Mark Kahn. It's an old book but it's a very good read.
MindDezign
MindDezign 15 giorni fa
A man remembered....
911 Aircooled
911 Aircooled 20 giorni fa
Well done Chris for respecting a true great, Sir Stirling Moss!! A legend then and a legend now. As for the chance to drive his car, lucky you! How much fun would that be (was that?). A true raw car.
Stefano Zanti
Stefano Zanti 21 giorno fa
Guys, that's for you! The best driver to have never won a world championship. PLEASE VOTE! In order to have a valid vote you must click on the link below to open it first, and then leave a ❤ as a reaction (hold on on "like" button and select ❤) Thank you! facebook.com/100605884979103/posts/311527540553602/
Luca2007
Luca2007 23 giorni fa
Well said Mr Harris. 👍👍
Adrian Osler
Adrian Osler 23 giorni fa
These are the cars fit for modern day Monaco not the current f1
Chris Readman
Chris Readman 23 giorni fa
He may of not been champion. But was always the man to beat. Everyone wanted to know what lap time has moss done. That’s enough to show he was number 1 of his time
Andres Guerin
Andres Guerin 24 giorni fa
Yes!! When racing came first and safety waaay last! The good old times! Nowadays is all about safety and thus as boring as staring at a wall!
Kevin Parks
Kevin Parks 26 giorni fa
He needs to be Chris Harris and needs to stop trying to be and sound like the one and only Jeremy Clarkson.... Come on Chris go on and be somebody not someone else...
vipecrx
vipecrx 26 giorni fa
This car has no safety. Let's take it to Castle combe....
718 Spyder Man
718 Spyder Man 26 giorni fa
Excellent!!!!
Colin Fox
Colin Fox 27 giorni fa
It's basically a 4 wheel motorcycle.
Bloqk-16
Bloqk-16 27 giorni fa
That brief film clip @6:41 looked like the old Nurburgring circuit. Retiring when Moss did was probably why he survived into old age/21st Century; as if he continued with racing, the rate of fatalities back then would make the aspect of his surviving to retirement a precarious fate. In retirement, his outgoing personality made him a highly sought after talent for TV racing coverage commentary and analysis; examples of such can be found on ITpost.
Bloqk-16
Bloqk-16 27 giorni fa
Whenever I hear about the Monaco GP of that era, I'm always reminded of the bio pieces I've read about the late Jim Clark, where Monaco was his favorite with it being a tight driver's circuit, but he never finished on the top of the podium for that race. Then on the other hand, he was a multi-time winner at Spa for the Belgium Grand Prix, but that was a circuit he disliked for it being one of the fastest on the F1 calendar.
VAHID470
VAHID470 28 giorni fa
Do one episode on the famous Ken Miles. The one that won the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona and 1966 12 Hours of Sebring. But was robbed of the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Elias Håkansson
Elias Håkansson 29 giorni fa
When cars were that small and underpowered relative to today, the Monaco GP actually made sense as a track.
Tom Mack
Tom Mack Mese fa
Great to see so many fanboys of Chris. While an admirer, I am a fanboy of Sir Stirling. Got to meet him at LimeRock in 1985 and see him race his former Lotus and Maserati racecars for vintage weekend. Of course he won all his races. Still incredibly fast and smooth then and up to age 82. He passed 1 year ago and is sharing old race tales with Senna and all the other greats. RIP
Travel with Tony
Travel with Tony Mese fa
A Toyota Prius is faster than that thing, lol.
Krit M
Krit M Mese fa
Thanks CH! no one else could have done a better tribute to the great Sir Stirling.
richardbixler
richardbixler Mese fa
150hp from 1.6l of displacement! That’s just bat shit crazy for back then. Even a modern Honda engine can barely eek out any more than that. It sounds magnificent too!
John Garren
John Garren Mese fa
If Chris isn’t by far the highest paid motor journalist there’s something wrong. He’s a genius in his own right.
Tarmo Kortelainen
Tarmo Kortelainen Mese fa
Todays Formula 1:s are too fast. They can't have any many passing chances as old formulas had. At the same reason, todays formulas have also too much downforce. Todays formulas are too fast to bee interesting by having competition on track. Last best formula 1 times were when there were for example Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, they were passing each others many times per a lap. Think that. Now it is just boring. Only results may interest me enough. Not seeing competitions at all.
Sanghoon Lee
Sanghoon Lee Mese fa
Some say the missing side panels were to air the driver's uncomfortably large balls.
Rocker 959
Rocker 959 Mese fa
Fabulous heartfelt tribute
James Iverson
James Iverson Mese fa
IIRC, Moss considered his win at the Nurburgring a better drive than Monaco. It was hard to pass at Monaco and the tight track limited the advantage the Ferraris got from their extra power. But the 'Ring was a faster track with longer straightaways, so the Ferraris should have had the upper hand. But Moss managed the 175 turns like a master and took advantage of a bit of rain to win comfortably.
ND
ND Mese fa
I dig the Chris Harris show.
SPEED PROOF
SPEED PROOF Mese fa
Not one of the greatest racing drivers one of our greatest men... That was very emotional
Brian Joyce
Brian Joyce Mese fa
A moving tribute, earned by a man. Well done Chris Harris and crew. Well done
aSimpleknight
aSimpleknight Mese fa
this would be a good video if it wasn't the new top hear crew
A.D McCormack
A.D McCormack Mese fa
This reminds me of the Jim Clark tribute the grand tour did. And that can only be taken as a compliment.
tantive4
tantive4 Mese fa
Good to hear Raymond Baxter's voice on the archive footage
Mark Furst
Mark Furst Mese fa
This show could also be called Chris Harris: Dream Job
Yo Joe
Yo Joe Mese fa
Chris Harris has oil in his veins. A worthy successor for Top Gear.
Pedro Paiva
Pedro Paiva Mese fa
It works best when the new Top Gear looks just like Chris Harris On Cars, right?
Splootan
Splootan Mese fa
The only thing decent about the new Top Gear is Chris. Paddy and Flintoff seem like nice guys but are hopeless.
Stéph Gagnoulet
Stéph Gagnoulet Mese fa
Oh!!! I saw a Chipmunk... 😁
mry82
mry82 Mese fa
Good segment.
roscoe jones
roscoe jones Mese fa
So you couldn't pass at Monaco back then, either.
Brad Yelich
Brad Yelich Mese fa
Chris Harris, a racing driver driving racing cars. Old Top Gear never had that.
mk private
mk private Mese fa
Chris Harris. Nuf said. Epic every time.
TwoWheel Addiction
TwoWheel Addiction Mese fa
Those where such awsome cars man !! Wheels on a rocket hahah
Mark Bolly
Mark Bolly Mese fa
Top Gear better get Chris a personal masseur - his back will be aching from carrying the show!!!
fridgemagnet
fridgemagnet Mese fa
Can't wait for the BBC biopic where he's played by a Senegalese woman.
thejonathanrath
thejonathanrath Mese fa
Absolute legend. Same goes for you CH.
bill enright
bill enright Mese fa
What 50 idiots didn't like this??
MrAmv12
MrAmv12 Mese fa
What a stirring tribute to an amazing driver and true gentleman! Thank you Chris and Topgear.
cakeofthepan 22
cakeofthepan 22 Mese fa
I enjoyed that... well done.
WOLFMAN R/C
WOLFMAN R/C Mese fa
Waaaaaaaay too many cuts fire the editor.
Al
Al Mese fa
I never understand why we can't honor people like this when their still with us.
nearlyretired
nearlyretired 27 giorni fa
We do. Moss was an icon when he was alive to everyone who cared!
Armin H.
Armin H. Mese fa
Greenscreen?
WilliRacing
WilliRacing Mese fa
Chris is the only one able to step into te shoes of Clarkson Hammond and May. I've always loved the way he talked about cars even long before his TG time. This short film was simply amazing. Thank you Mr Harris
Trent Brisket
Trent Brisket Mese fa
Those wheels are SO COOL!
Driftoy uk
Driftoy uk Mese fa
Very fast coffins on wheels back then. Prop shaft between your balls, fuel tanks surrounding you and bugger all in the way of safety. But when you've lived through WW2, you've seen how short life can be. Big respect to them!
peteohead
peteohead Mese fa
Powerful
Cafe Racer
Cafe Racer Mese fa
Nice job Chris... more automotive stories please.
limyohwan
limyohwan Mese fa
Im not sure car winning from pole in monaco is that unusual
Ian James-Bailey
Ian James-Bailey Mese fa
A marvellous tribute to Moss. 👍🏼
Paul Wolff
Paul Wolff Mese fa
What is Formula 1 missing these days? Legendary 150 hp winning race cars. Seriously.
Dag Gidding
Dag Gidding Mese fa
Sir Stirling Moss; What a hero
EDGEDAZZA
EDGEDAZZA Mese fa
Chills
eichler721
eichler721 Mese fa
Sterling Moss is like Senna his career was over too soon and had he driven for Ferrari he would have been champion for sure. Senna would have been champion several more times. These 2 and Micheal alwill always be my favorites.
Brian Griffiths
Brian Griffiths Mese fa
Very good short film.
JACK BOG
JACK BOG Mese fa
I think it was after the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix, when the car would have had the 2.5 litre Climax engine and Ferrari were running the 2.5 litre front engined V6 Dinos when Phil Hill described driving behind Moss as "Like chasing a greyhound around your living room .... whilst riding a cart-horse!". A nimble car the 18 and a game-changer.
Gregory Marsh
Gregory Marsh Mese fa
Beautiful. And 2 BIG questions: 1. What might those tires be like compared to what the car had in-period? Even if dimensions and tread patterns are identical, might not the compound be superior? 2. Well... the same, but for the brakes.
richard carr
richard carr Mese fa
AWESOME TRIBUTE ,STIRLING MOSS was a class onto his own!! AND love that CHRIS shows us what that car can still do DRIVE FAST and still perform . l love how you can still see all its mechanical bits in action !! GREAT JOB CHRIS
Matthew Eveland
Matthew Eveland Mese fa
I once had a moment three years ago in which I shed a tear and said “you just did what your 14 year old self dreamed you would do” it was beautiful.
Purwanti Allan
Purwanti Allan Mese fa
This car is the one that ever changed the F1 World forever.
Rick Stevens
Rick Stevens Mese fa
Big fan of racing at Goodwood , hill climb and the circuit....
NEIL DUTTON
NEIL DUTTON Mese fa
Coventry climax fire pump engine, just like the Hillman imp.
22AJ55
22AJ55 Mese fa
I believe they were fitted to fork lift trucks too !
LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY
LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY Mese fa
What a wonderful tribute by Chris Harris and the team!!!
David Wren
David Wren Mese fa
I'm not crying, you're crying.
Boog Boog
Boog Boog 2 mesi fa
How did the drivers fit their huge balls in those tiny cars...
Pete Davis
Pete Davis 2 mesi fa
Fabulous just Fabulous
Jeremyk 541
Jeremyk 541 2 mesi fa
Just wow... Great job honoring a true legend
xyzcomp08
xyzcomp08 2 mesi fa
I had the pleasure of meeting Sterling Moss, sitting on a pit wall and talked to him by myself for several minutes about cars. WHAT? How did that happen? I don't know, but I'm just so glad it did. Really enjoy what you do Chris Harris!
Z06Doc
Z06Doc 2 mesi fa
It was such a tragedy that Sir Stirling’s crash ended his driving career, but I cannot help but think he was far better off not driving for the devil himself, Enzo Ferrari. It probably would have cost him his life as well as his soul.
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas 2 mesi fa
What a privilege. You lucky lucky boy. 😉😉
John W
John W 2 mesi fa
Thank you for a brilliant piece, Chris! One to pass along.
Mark H
Mark H 2 mesi fa
My grandfather was there and saw Moss's crash at Goodwood...I have stopwatch he was using to follow the lap times.
Raul Amorena
Raul Amorena 2 mesi fa
Stirling Moss El mejor piloto de sport y F1 de la década del 50 un fuera de serie fantastico no importan los títulos que no se le dieron de campeón del mundo. Superior a Fangio etc. Argentina.
simon lloyd
simon lloyd 2 mesi fa
Being a lifelong biker, I had to laugh when Chris started banging on about the lack of seatbelts and side panels!
Chad Legault
Chad Legault 2 mesi fa
Most beautiful car ever!!!! :) Thanks for sharing.
JD Walker
JD Walker 2 mesi fa
Through his conveyance of true joy, Harris sets himself apart from most other motoring journalists.
WTFrocks
WTFrocks 2 mesi fa
2:23 - As an imperialistic American, even I understood that 450kg is light as F. Considering a fully loaded Harley Davidson bagger is 376kg.
howard mckenna
howard mckenna 2 mesi fa
I'm getting deja vous. Is this a re-upload?
Ian Charlton
Ian Charlton 2 mesi fa
Fitting 🇬🇧
Mike Mayers
Mike Mayers 2 mesi fa
when is top gear just gonna give it up . just stop it
C Asgian
C Asgian 2 mesi fa
This era of F1 belongs in the F1 2021 game
Varun Gazder
Varun Gazder 2 mesi fa
A tad jealous at the moment.
Dan B.
Dan B. 2 mesi fa
Did anyone notice the cigarette ?
Dave S.
Dave S. 2 mesi fa
thumbs up
Sb Sb
Sb Sb 2 mesi fa
Excellent episode
bandity2k
bandity2k 2 mesi fa
In 1962 I was 8 years old on a farm in OHIO. My Father and I racing Scalextric cars on our huge home built track in the basement. I was Stirling Moss in a lotus, then Trevor Taylor in a Lola and Jim Clark in a Cooper. Some of the happiest moments of my childhood. My Father has passed now but I'll never forget those moments in time. Thanks Chis for the brilliant tribute.
bandity2k
bandity2k 2 mesi fa
@Dennis Merwood 2 outta 3 ain't bad. Hey I was 8 yrs old. lol
Dennis Merwood
Dennis Merwood 2 mesi fa
I don't think Jimmy ever drove a Cooper! LOL In my Scalextric days I was Stirling Moss in a Vanwall.
Darren Tadman
Darren Tadman 2 mesi fa
An outstanding tribute to an outstanding man. R.I.P. Sir Stirling 🇬🇧🇬🇧
Andrew Lofthouse
Andrew Lofthouse 2 mesi fa
Wow
Woody Woodog
Woody Woodog 2 mesi fa
Absolutely beautiful Chris Harris. What a tribute
Alvaro Murillo
Alvaro Murillo 2 mesi fa
Absolutely fantastic.
Matt Horkan
Matt Horkan 2 mesi fa
"Paint it blue like my lotus" (Laughs in N.A.R.T.)
Matt Horkan
Matt Horkan 2 mesi fa
Guys its 2021 and both Chuck Yeager and Stirling Moss are dead :( 2 people i spent the last 10 years saying "wow these guys are still alive" :(
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