Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton is putting his foot down and hoping to better his time by making a return to the 'Top Gear' test track.

The 28-year-old driver aims to shave valuable tenths of a second off his previous lap in a bid to become the fastest professional on the circuit.

Hamilton - who will be seen on the BBC2 show once more on Sunday - clocked up a circuit in 1 min 44.7 secs the last time he appeared in 2007.

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He will take to the "reasonably priced car" track in the Suzuki Liana with the aim of beating the fastest F1 driver Sebastian Vettel who managed 1 min 44.0 secs.

Hamilton's previous appearance was with a wet track and he was unable to give it his all.

The BBC said: "This time the track is dry and Lewis is taking no prisoners in his attempts to smash the lap record."

Other F1 stars who have registered faster spins were Rubens Barrichello with 1:44.3 and Nigel Mansell on 1:44.6.

Hamilton told his fans last month that he would be making a repeat appearance, posting on Twitter: "I'll be back on Top Gear soon.....can't wait."

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    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes poses during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, left, and Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, pose during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on Monday Feb. 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

  • Formula One - Mercedes W04 Launch - Circuito de Jerez

    Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, left, and Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, pose during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez Monday Feb. 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, left, and Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, pose during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on Monday Feb. 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, left, takes a photograph as teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, looks on during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on Monday Feb. 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

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    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain poses during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez Monday Feb. 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

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    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Formula One - Mercedes W04 Launch - Circuito de Jerez

    Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Formula One - Mercedes W04 Launch - Circuito de Jerez

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Formula One - Mercedes W04 Launch - Circuito de Jerez

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Formula One - Mercedes W04 Launch - Circuito de Jerez

    Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg (right) unveil the Mercedes F1 W04 during the launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Formula One - Mercedes W04 Launch - Circuito de Jerez

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, left, and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes, right, unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

  • Formula One - Mercedes W04 Launch - Circuito de Jerez

    Lewis Hamilton poses during the Mercedes W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, left, and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes, right, unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on Monday February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

  • Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, left, and Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, pose during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

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    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton poses with the Mercedes F1 W04 during the launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) unveil the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg (right) during the Mercedes F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain.

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) unveil the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) unveil the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) unveil the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) pose with the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes pose during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes poses during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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    Bristish Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (L) takes pictures of his German teammate Nico Rosberg during the unveiling of the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) pose with the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes poses during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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    Bristish Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (L) takes pictures as he poses with his German teammate Nico Rosberg during the unveiling of the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) pose with the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes looks on during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes pose during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) pose with the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes take photographs with their Blackberrys during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes pose during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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    Formula One drivers, German Nico Rosberg (R) and British Lewis Hamilton (L) pose with the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes looks on during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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    Bristish Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (L) takes pictures of photographers as he poses with his German teammate Nico Rosberg during the unveiling of the new Mercedes W04 as part of the Formula One training session at Jerez racetrack, on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes walks back to the pit lane following the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes poses during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes arrives for the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes unveil the new W04 car during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes arrives for the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes GP F1 Launch

    JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 04: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes is interviewed during the Mercedes GP F1 W04 Launch at Circuito de Jerez on February 4, 2013 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)