How Did Richard Hammond's Crash Happen? It'll Be In the 1st Episode
By far the most talked about occurance associated with the making of The Grand Tour Season 2 has to be Hammond's Swiss hillclimb crash in a Rimac Concept One. A close second would be Jeremy's pneumonia scare, but Richard's crash easily takes the cake.
It turns out that th crash sequence will be one of the first things we see in the premiere episode on December 8th. The Episode 1 synopsis reads:
"In the return of the world’s greatest car show Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May compare a V12-powered Lamborghini Aventador S, a hybrid Honda NSX and an all-electric Croatian supercar called the Rimac Concept One in a battle of past, present and future, set against the dramatic and car-unfriendly backdrop of Switzerland.
Along the way, the boys test manoeuvrability and straightline speed before taking part in a hillclimb event with an unexpectedly dramatic ending.”
This will be the first time we will see video footage of the accident on something other than a mobile phone, though it's been pointed out that while we'll be able to watch in HD, the in car cameras where destroyed, and cameras were not set up in positions to capture the car going off a cliff.