Fans on social media have even been calling for Evans to be replaced as host by guest Jenson Button.
Ratings for the new series of ‘Top Gear’ have plummeted in just its second week, with audience figures dropping by more than a third. Just 2.8 million tuned into watch last night’s episode, compared with last week’s 4.4 million viewers.
‘Top Gear's’ audience fell by over a third in it’s second week.
The audience did grow throughout the episode, eventually peaking at 3.3 million, but it was beaten in its timeslot by both the 'Antiques Roadshow' and charity football match Soccer Aid, which peaked at 5.8million.
It cannot be denied that infamous motoring show Top Gear was a much-talked about programme when it was on the air headed by Jeremy Clarkson with James May and Richard Hammond in the two side kick seats. But since the trio have left the helm of the BBC programme, the factual car show has been in the news just as much as it ever was before.
The former winner of Formula 1 may have a new role as Top Gear co-presenter
As rumours swirled about who would head up a new series, chatter has not abated about who will be in the side kick seats now Chris Evans has been revealed as its new head.
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Essentially a feature-length In Memoriam reel, this entertaining Formula One documentary thrills us with its whizzy editing while it traces the sport's deadly legacy. It took some 45 years after F1's inception in 1950 for proper safety guidelines to be implemented, so watching the parade of iconic drivers, living and dead, is often quite emotional. And the film tells this story with a pumping kinetic style.
Motor racing has a long history in Europe, becoming a proper sport with the birth of Formula One in 1950. But as car-building technology developed, the safety systems didn't keep pace. So drivers were racing at double the speed without up-to-date barriers, safety equipment and emergency procedures. Between 1968 and 1974 alone, the sport lost such iconic drivers as Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Roger Williamson, Francois Cevert and Peter Revson in terrible crashes. Over the years the regulations were changed, but it wasn't until Ayerton Senna's shocking death in 1994 that the entire system was overhauled. And no driver has been killed in an F1 Grand Prix since.
In addition to Fassbender's enthusiastic narration, the line-up of on-screen interviewees is seriously impressive, with a collection of champions, team leaders, businessmen, journalists and others recounting their memories as the film presents a chronological history of the sport. Director-editor Crowder ramps everything up as he mixes archive film and stills with thundering music to get the adrenaline pumping. Many of these sequences generate a lot of vroom-vroom energy, even if the video trickery sometimes gets too flashy. Intriguingly, the film's most riveting segment is a single take with no edits, shot from Senna's helmet as he does a qualifying lap in Monaco.
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