It was actually Hammond’s idea to drive a jet powered car. He wanted to go fast, really fast, and so he got his wish. The challenge was to break the old English land speed record of 300.3mph. It’s amazing that Hammond managed to survive the crash. His body would have gone through tremendous stress and considerable brain trauma. His original condition was stated as critical by on-scene doctors.
In similar news, racing legend Paul Frère who was also injured in a motor accident recently, is said to be making a solid recovery and is expected to be able to return to his home in France in a few weeks.
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