” ‘One of our watchwords, a phrase that permeates our productions, is ‘ambitious but crap’,” says Hammond, chuckling to himself. “I love setting off on projects like trying to make a car and cross the English Channel.” Hammond’s Triumph Herald with a sail sunk in minutes and a coastguard called them irresponsible. “I love setting off with deliberately childish and innocent and wide-eyed hopefulness, and I think people enjoy that.’ “

Why we’re mad about the boys. Der Guardian über den Erfolg von Top Gear. (Die neue Staffel startet am Sonntag. In HD. Ich brauche bis dahin ein Sabberlätzchen.)