It is not the only real feature to become axed, as Celebrity Brain Crash continues to be binned, towards Celebrity F Off.
Rather, two celebrities in the same genre will fight it to determine who are able to travel the quickest round the track.
Speaking in the Grand Tour’s launch event, executive producer, Andy Wilman says the Stig-type star was dropped.
Episode one sees Kaiser Leaders frontman Ricky Wilson go mind-to-mind with David Hasslehoff.
The 55-year-old stated: “We’ve got a sense that no-one was liking The American – the racing driver. So he has got his P45 so he’s gone and we have got another driver.