Clarkson, Hammond Or May: Who’s The Best Driver? Abbie Eaton Answers

She’s not ‘The Stig’, although she said she’s faster than him (period), but The Grand Tour’s tame racing driver. She’s called Abbie Eaton, she’s a 27-year old Brit and she recently sat down with DriveTribe for an interview.

Miss Eaton has been driving for Amazon’s popular car show since 2017, during which she got the chance to test some of the best vehicles out there, travel the world and learn some juicy details about the presenters.

So, who do does she think the best driver is, out of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May? That would be Clarkson, as he’s the most confident one, Abbie said, adding that he’s not afraid to push a car to the limit and go sideways.

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The most fun car she drove during the show was the former ‘Ring King, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The young woman, who’s also a racing instructor and works as a performance driving coach whenever she’s not racing or filming, said that the hardest one to drive was the New Stratos. She has also revealed that the worst one was the Volkswagen Up! GTI.

Her favorite memory from filming TGT was in Sweden, where she raced a Porsche 911 Turbo S against the Lamborghini Urus with Clarkson at the helm, on an ice track, with a very unusual shape.

At nearly 5 minutes long, the interview reveals other details from Abbie’s life, including her daily driver which, surprisingly, is a diesel hatchback, her motorsport icon, favorite music to drive to, speed record and others, so now would be a good time to open a small bag of chips and hit that play button.


  • Bash

    No brainer tbh. But she should have said the the trio work best and well synchronized together even their different driving styles completes each other on the show.

    • Nick099

      Oh how PC of you.


      • Bash

        Alright, now you’ve said what you have to say. You can go away now.

    • nellydesign

      Ooooh, tell us again how the woman should be diplomatic while the men on the show spend an entire hour telling each other how much they suck. Seriously STFU.

      • Bash

        Chill. And STFU.

    • Vassilis

      I always thought it was Hammond to be honest. Obviously more so before his accidents :p

      • Bash

        Like wise really. 🙂

  • Bill Nguyen

    She’s 27? She looks 37…

    • Phil

      I bet you make the same sort of comments about male racing drivers.

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