Fans are loving the new Grand Tour driver

Susannah Alexander
Photo credit: Amazon

From Digital Spy

The Grand Tour's second season has so far given us more of what we enjoyed in its debut, with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continuing to provide the car-based thrills.

But there's been one major change this season, as The American has been kicked out of his driving role on the Amazon show.

Thankfully, the show has found a top-notch replacement in the shape of British racing driver and 2014 Mazda MX-5 Supercup Champion Abbie Eaton.

Clarkson introduced her by saying: "We needed a new driver. And we've spent the last nine months auditioning everyone we could think of.

"Former F1 drivers, rally drivers, stunt drivers, test drivers. Until we ended up with the fastest. And here she is."

The clip then cuts to Eaton suited up in a car, saying: "Right, here we go."

Eaton herself is clearly delighted to be in the drivers seat, as she tweeted a snap and wrote: "Hope you're all enjoying the new series of @TheGrandTour. I'm loving the new changes they've made."

Fans were delighted to see the show's new driver in action: