Grand Tour Boss Sheds Light On Hammond’s Car Crash: “Thought Richard Was Dead”
Another Grand Tour special is just around the corner as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May head to Norway for what’s expected to be a rally-inspired road trip. But before this episode comes to Amazon Prime – likely later this year – Richard and show producer Andy Wilman shed some more light on the Rimac Concept One crash that smashed the former’s knee.
Hammond crashed the all-electric hypercar in the second season of the car show as they visited a Swiss hill climb course. After a fast run, Hammond failed to brake at the top of the hill and the car shot off the side of the track, hitting the ground below before bursting into flames.
Wilman, who was there to assist in filming the Swiss hill climb, talked about his feelings when he saw the car fall from the hill:
Hammond was flown to a local hospital via air ambulance where he was diagnosed with a fractured knee.
“He has been very lucky. It’s a miracle really and certainly another one of his lives gone.”