The Grand Tour team has been shooting Season 2 in Switzerland with Richard Hammond driving a Rimac Concept One, the Croatian electric hypercar, when something went horribly wrong. Fortunately, Hammond suffered no serious injury, and climbed out of the wreck on his own.
The Grand Tour has issued the following statement:
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. Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames. He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St Hallen to be checked over revealing a fracture to his knee. Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on sight for their swift response. The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.
Co-host Jeremy Clarkson had this to add:
The Rimac Concept One is a limited edition of just eight electric hypercars, which are equipped with four electric motors for a combined output of 1224 horsepower and 1180 ft.-lb of torque. These Croatian EVs also feature advanced torque vectoring and a sophisticated electric suspension system that can be adjusted to most driving conditions.
We have reached out to Rimac for further comment.
Update: Here's video of the beginning of the crash.
Update 2: Richard Hammond , adding "I've binned it, again".