As Top Gear continues filming for its new season, the BBC gave a sneak peek this weekend showing the trio tooling around Monaco in those hot hatchbacks. Why do Jeremy Clarkson and Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone look like they're on a date?

Using British supercomputing resources, Clarkson and Ecclestone managed to fold themselves and their egos inside a Citroen DS3 Racing, while Richard Hammond and Christian Horner enjoyed a Fiat 500C Abarth and James May stayed strangely silent in the presence of Flavio Briatore in a Renault Clio RS. The new season starts sometime before the autumnal equinox.

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