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Richard Hammond Told He Can’t Drive for Season 3 Of The Grand Tour

Plans have been plunged into the unknown as insurance companies behind the making of The Grand Tour are refusing to insure Richard Hammond after his crash in the £2 million Rimac Concept_One during Season 2.

The Rimac wasn’t his first incident on the set of The Grand Tour and Top Gear, either. In 2006, Hammond was seriously injured when a high speed Vampire dragster veered off the track with his at the wheel. He was airlifted from the location and taken to hospital with ‘serious brain injuries’, where he was placed in a coma.

The sheer number of accidents have led to insurers not wanting to cover The Grand Tour presenter.

The Grand Tour’s PR manager says this on the subject:

“It’s come as a great shock that Richard will not be able to drive during the year’s filming. However, we did expect for something of the sort to happen, so have planned several alternatives to remedy this awful situation.

“In the coming weeks, we will be hosting trial days for a new driver to join the crew later this year.”

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply, but here is the following necessary criteria:

  • Must be of short stature.
  • Must be willing to bleach teeth and dye hair when necessary.
  • Must be okay with being named after small rodents.
  • Must be willing to crash, but not the point where the car is ablaze for multiple days due to lithium ion batteries.
  • Clean driver’s license.
  • Valid Passport

If you’d like to apply for this position, please email [email protected]

Good luck.

Written by Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps.

He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX.

Contact: [email protected]

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