Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Top Gear: Chris Evans 'looking car sick' after driving with Sabine Schmitz

The pair were spotted driving an Audi R8 V10 in California

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 17 January 2016 15:49 GMT
Chris Evans has been confirmed as the new host of Top Gear
Chris Evans has been confirmed as the new host of Top Gear (Rex Features)

Chris Evans has suffered blow after blow in regards his new Top Gear show. Firstly, executive producer Lisa Clark left the BBC show just five months after being brought in for its re-launch.

Then, when his co-presenters were announced, headlines shouted ‘unknowns join Top Gear line-up’ and Evans was accused of not being able to talk and drive at the same time.

Now, the 49-year-old has been seen 'retching' at the side of the track after driving an Audi R8 V10 with co-presenter Sabine Schmitz, affirming many people’s claims he is not perhaps fit for the job.

According to a report in The Sun, Sabine ‘screeched to a halt’ after noticing the Radio 2 DJ felt ill in the passenger’s seat. He was then phtographed bending over at the side of the race track, with the paper claiming he was 'throwing up'.

With only months to go until the reboot supposedly hits screens (it is due to air 5 May, according to Evans), hopefully he will be able to pull something out of the bag.

The BBC decided against renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear contract after he assaulted producer Oisin Tymon. Clarkson and his former co-hosts have signed contracts to front a new motoring show with Amazon Prime

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in