Chris Harris and ex-Ring Taxi Driver Sabine Schmitz have been picked to be Chris Evans’ sidekicks on the new Top Gear. David Coulthard, the former Formula One star, has also been appointed to the new-look presenter panel, according to The Sun.
Top Gear – which is rebranding after former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond left earlier this year – also suffers from the leave of two important players, executive producer, Lisa Clark and Tom Ford, a script editor.
Schmitz – a 46-year-old professional German motor racing driver for BMW and Porsche who is also known for driving the BMW “ring taxi” around the Nürburgring race track – previously appeared on Top Gear in 2004, when she beat Clarkson in a race.
Harris is well-known in the automotive world and has written for several magazines, while later hosting his own show on the Youtube DRIVE channel. He’s famous for his driving skills and dry humor which helped him raise his fame on the Internet.