The 280mph crash in the jet powered dragster had left Hammond with serious brain injuries, although the presenter is said to be making a full recovery. Friends have stated that he’s furious that the BBC has postponed the next series, which is likely to lead to the show’s demise. Hammond feels that his accident may have lead to the show’s downfall and wants to do anything to prevent this from happening.
Plans by the BBC to tone down the show’s fast and zany stunts has caused producer Andy Wilman to threaten a resignation. According to co-host Jeremy Clarkson, there are scores of bureaucratic nit-pickers down at the scene of the crash trying to find anything that could lead to the cancellation of the show.