Chris Harris is in Top Gear. Chris Harris is in Top Gear. Chris Harris is in Top Gear.

As Gizmodo reported earlier, the BBC replaced Top Gear’s classic trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May by hiring twice as many people, just to be on the safe side. The good news is that most of the new cast knows how to drive, and if all fails, they still have the Stig anyway. Expect lots of action.

Let’s have a quick look at the new presenters:

Chris Harris stopped being a columnist on Jalopnik and a car reviewing superstar on YouTube, moves that all lead towards this moment. If anybody, he knows how to make a car video.

Sabine Schmitz was a regular guest on Top Gear before. She’s the Queen of the Nürburgring, a pro driver, a fan of Porsches and probably the only German funny enough to make it into British television.

Eddie Jordan is the founder of the Jordan F1 team, which was racing in the series between 1991 and 2005. He is also Irish, plus one of BBC’s F1 analyst since 2009.

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Rory Reid is the Editor-in-Chief of British car site Recombu, and a former presenter of Gadget Geeks on Sky 1. This dude:

Matt LeBlanc is an American actor, everybody’s Joey. Also, as it turns out, a proper Jalop.

Chris Evans is the BBC’s A-list radio DJ, a collector of white Ferraris and a guy who can either make or break Top Gear after taking the torch from Clarkson.

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The Stig is Ben Collins’ cloned brother, the result of a successful experiment conducted by the BBC’s lesser known Advanced Genetics Division.

Meanwhile, those four pensioners who signed up to do 36 episodes over at Amazon got an enourmous budget of $230 Million in order to beat their former employer’s show.

It’s a win-win for the viewers.

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