“He did the same thing to me when I was trying to teach them how to get around the Grand Prix track at Silverstone, he knew best but that’s what makes the show funny.
“Occasionally I’m in touch, not very often. The last time I saw them I think was Thruxton which was a while ago.”
His comments came as the new series of the shop, starring Paddy McGuiness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris comes to an end.
A special tribute show in memory of former host Sabine Schmitz will also air tonight, starring many of the former hosts including Clarkson.