Top Gear 2021 start date and first look trailer as new series comes to BBC One

When is Top Gear back on TV? New season air date

top gear 2021 series 31 trailer

Top Gear's new 2021 series is on its way - here's a first look at the show's 31st series.

The show is back on BBC One with Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness


Highlights from the new series include the British GP, off-road EV caravanning and an international expedition to Iceland in British classics.

Plus: a tribute to legendary daredevil Eddie Kidd, the Lamborghini Huracán STO, Aston Victor and more...

When does Top Gear new series start?

Top Gear 2021's new series has been confirmed to start on Sunday, 14 November at 8PM on BBC One. Episodes will continue weekly.

You'll be able to watch episodes on TV and online via the BBC iPlayer.

In the first episode, Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness head to the British Grand Prix for a showdown with a trio of F1’s finest drivers. Elsewhere, Paddy pays tribute to the legendary Eddie Kidd OBE

In Episode 2 (21 November), Freddie, Chris and Paddy set out to revolutionise the world of caravanning, with the help of some new electric cars and some very small caravans. Out on track, Chris reviews the extravagant new Lamborghini Huracan STO.

And in Episode 3 (28 November), the team set out on an expedition across Iceland, with the help of some temperamental old British cars. Back in the UK, Freddie gets his hands on America’s latest sports car, the new Chevrolet Corvette.

Details on further episodes are to be announced.

You can also catch up on past episodes with more than 200 instalments available to watch online via the iPlayer, including the most recent series from this Spring.


Highlights from the past series included Extreme E vs Jetpack, Lamborghini Sián and concrete 'water skiing'.

Plus: new GR Yaris, Ferrari Roma, Dads' cars and Bond Car buying guide - which saw Paddy driving in a black-and-white tuxedo and declaring himself "shaken and very stirred".

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