'The Grand Tour' Airs Footage Of Richard Hammond's Horror Crash

The shocking moment Richard Hammond crashed a £2million supercar in Switzerland has been aired for the first time.

Last night the first episode of the new series of The Grand Tour was released on Amazon Prime and it featured the moment Hammond crashed the Rimac Concept One electric car in June this year.


Credit: The Grand Tour/Amazon Prime

The car was filmed sliding off the road and rolling down a grass verge before bursting into flames. Hammond had to be removed from the flaming wreckage.

In the footage, Hammond can be heard shouting, 'crap!' as the car hits the barrier during the time-trial race.

Earlier in the audio, Hammond says: "I'm quite nervous. I'm suddenly nervous.

Credit: The Grand Tour/Amazon Prime

"OK here we go, give it your best shot Rich. Watch this."

Most of the video from inside the car was burnt up in the crash, but the crash was pieced together for the episode using mobile phone and YouTube footage.

Fans of the show reacted to seeing the scene on Twitter:






In an interview with the Radio Times earlier this year, Hammond said: "I remember all of it, right from when maybe I was going too fast and went over the edge.

"Then sky, ground, sky, ground, like being in a tumble dryer full of bricks. I thought, 'Oh God, I'm going to die. This is it. I've had it.'

He was rushed into hospital following the crash, where it was found that he had completely shattered his knee and had to undergo an operation.

An Amazon spokeswoman at the time said: "Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland in a Rimac Concept One, an electric supercar built in Croatia, during filming for The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury."

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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