As many of you are aware by now, The American will not be returning for the second season of The Grand Tour. Therefore, a replacement needs to be found, which is exactly why the show’s trio invited various racing drivers to audition for the position.

One such person who turned up was Mark Webber, a man with 215 starts in Formula 1, and drove for Porsche in the World Endurance Championship from 2014 to 2016.

The Australian has already announced his retirement from racing, and is currently a representative for Porsche. With years of driving experience under his belt and plenty of spare time compared to before, he certainly checks all the right boxes. Furthermore, he isn’t “fat, clumsy, or slow,” as Jeremy Clarkson demands it.

Arriving for the audition in the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Webber is then let loose on The Grand Tour test track in the new 911 GT2 RS. Suffice to say, he wringed every bit of performance out of the 700 hp monster.

Of course, as a test driver on the show, one needs to be able to drive multiple vehicles quickly. Next up, Webber is put into a Mercedes-AMG GT R – a 577 hp ‘Beast of the Green Hell’, and is unleashed again onto the track. The result? Well, there’s quite a bit of contrast, if we’re being honest.

Even though Webber is quick, he might not still not get the part, on the count of only being fast in “specific” vehicles, if you know what we mean.