Richard Hammond

  • Scene from 'The Grand Tour' season three with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May

    As technology promises more changes in the automotive industry than perhaps ever before, Richard Hammond sees reason for excitement. Speaking to Road & Track in a Tuesday report, "The Grand Tour" host said he's not "remotely wary" of the future because it's consumer driven. While regulations will perhaps leave the internal-combustion engine behind decades down the road, there will always be companies ready to produce what consumers want. A portion of the population will always be in the market for speed and performance, we'd wager. On the topic of self-driving cars, Hammond brushed that...

  • 1980 Morris Marina 1700HL onto which Jeremy Clarkson dropped a piano from a crane
    Car on which Jeremy Clarkson dropped a piano is for sale, mid-restoration (it's a Morris Marina)

    Fans of the original "Top Gear" cast may vaguely recall an incident from a promotion for their new Amazon show in which Jeremy Clarkson dropped on a piano from a crane onto a small black sedan. You likely forgot the sedan, but remembered the piano. And the results. The hapless British car was...

  • Crashed Rimac Concept_One driven by Richard Hammond - Image via ‘The Grand Tour’
    Swiss hill climb organizers fined after Hammond Concept_One crash

    Richard Hammond had a rather big off recently. While shooting footage for the upcoming season of the "The Grand Tour," the presenter lost control of the Rimac Concept_One he was driving and plunged down a hill, clipped a house, and had the car burst into flames. He escaped with some serious knee...

  • Richard Hammond shows off his modified wheelchair
    Richard Hammond has a modified wheelchair following Rimac wreck

    Richard Hammond is back behind the wheel after a nasty crash that he's lucky to have survived. While we say "behind the wheel," we're not really sure that a joystick-operated wheelchair qualifies. It's not surprising that "The Hamster" has made a few modifications to his wheelchair. "The Grand...

  • Richard Hammond and Mate Rimac
    Richard Hammond and Rimac boss discuss Concept_One crash

    “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond was involved in a major accident on June 10 while taking part in a Swiss hill climb. He was driving the 1,206-horsepower Rimac Concept_One, and when approaching a sharp bend appeared to have lost control of the electric supercar which then skidded...

  • Richard Hammond with the Rimac Concept_One prior to his crash on June 10, 2017
    Richard Hammond's wife is over his risky adventures

    Yes, ladies, Richard Hammond is off the market. He's been married for some time and has someone at home who truly cares about his well being. That someone, Mindy Hammond, is, quite frankly, over all of Richard's risky adventures. She penned an exclusive story for Express detailing her feelings...

  • Richard Hammond with the Rimac Concept_One prior to his crash on June 10, 2017

    “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond was involved in a major accident on June 10 while taking part in a Swiss hill climb. He was driving the 1,206-horsepower Rimac Concept_One, and when approaching a sharp bend appeared to have lost control of the electric supercar which then skidded off the road. Fortunately his only injury was a fractured knee. In a statement following the crash, the producers of the “The Grand Tour” said Hammond was “conscious and talking,” and that he had climbed out of the car before it “burst into flames.” Photos of the...

  • Richard Hammond in hospital following his crash in a Rimac Concept_One
    Richard Hammond posts video following major crash in Rimac Concept_One

    Following his major accident on Saturday behind the wheel of a Rimac Concept_One, “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond posted a video message for fans. The video was filmed a day after the accident which saw him slide down an embankment during the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland, in...

  • Crashed Rimac Concept_One driven by Richard Hammond - Image via ‘The Grand Tour’
    Richard Hammond crashes Rimac Concept_One during “The Grand Tour” filming

    “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond managed to walk away without serious injury after a violent crash on Saturday. The former “Top Gear” host was filming a segment for the second season of his new show, which involved him driving the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar up...

  • Top Gear - Season 17
    'Top Gear's' Hammond And May Respond to Clarkson's Dismissal

    The BBC will continue Top Gear, but Hammond and May probably won't return.

  • Travis Pastrana wearing a mullet given by Jimmie Johnson
    Richard Hammond And Jimmie Johnson Talk NASCAR And Top Gear, Pastrana's Mullet

    So Richard Hammond and Jimmie Johnson hopped on a NASCAR conference call that was quickly sidetracked into the minutia of NASCAR racing and politics. But from the mists emerged a few choice nuggets of wider appeal. Among them was Travis Pastrana's new mullet. Given to Pastrana by Jimmie Johnson...

  • Richard Hammond's Crash Course. Images © Gilles Mingasson for BBC AMERICA
    Richard Hammond Gives The U.S. A 'Crash Course': Video

    If you're not familiar with The Hamster by now, perhaps you're not really all that into cars after all. As one of the trio that delivers the U.K.'s Top Gear television show, and a notorious jet-dragster-crasher, Hammond is now setting out on his own in a solo program for the U.S. The video teaser...

  • 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

    It’s always interesting to see what cars the people who get to drive virtually everything buys for their own personal collections. And the hosts of Top Gear--Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond--have probably driven the most varied assortment of autos: Everything from high-end supercars to rust-buckets costing a few hundred dollars. Hammond even piloted a rocket propelled car to a speed of 280 mph before famously crashing it and living to tell the story. It appears Hammond never lost his love of speed following the crash as he has now reportedly purchased a Lamborghini...

  • Top Gear season 16
    Video: Top Gear Returns For Season 16

    The lads are back for yet another season of all out hilarity on four wheels, this time with a brand new Stig and plenty of new antics. Some of the goodies we can expect include a comparison between two classic supercars, the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, a test of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost as well...

  • Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond survives 280mph crash
    "Top Gear" presenter Richard Hammond survives 280 mph crash

    "Top Gear" presenter Richard Hammond has been seriously injured during an attempt to break the land speed record for Britain while driving a Thule Vampire, a 30-foot jet-powered Swedish dragster. Hammond was reported to be still speaking as he was lifted from the wreckage. Remarkable considering he...

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