20Jeremy Clarkson Was A Horrible Driver
Clarkson would take and pass his driver’s test in 1977 at the wheel of his grandfather’s Bentley R Type. That, in itself, was more than enough to give a young man like Jeremy a whole lot of confidence. When the instructor told him “Mr. Clarkson, congratulations, you’ve passed,” what Jeremy
had actually heard was, “Congratulations, you’re the best driver in the world.”
Not 36 hours after hearing the words, “you passed,” he would find himself spun out in a field, surrounded by parts of his Audi and “sheep that were no longer alive.” That's not a very promising start to an aspiring racecar driver’s career.