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Richard Hammond's horror crash could delay The Grand Tour followup

Fans want to know how Richard Hammond's crash will impact the filming of the next series of the show.

Richard Hammond's recent car crash may mean that filming of the second season of his hit Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour will be delayed.

The presenter was filming a time-trial challenge for the motoring show in Switzerland on Saturday (10Jun17) when he lost control of the Rimac Concept One electric supercar he was driving, plummeted down a hill and flipped over, causing it to burst into flames.

He was airlifted to hospital but managed a lucky escape with just a fractured knee.

After Richard's announcement that he had undergone surgery after the terrifying incident, fans were quick to ask how the crash will impact the filming of the next series of the show.

And taking to DriveTribe, the social media website founded by Richard and his The Grand Tour co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May, Jeremy explained that it is likely to make a difference - but how, they don't know.

"Many of you have been asking if Hammond's broken knee will affect the filming for season two of The Grand Tour. And the short answer is: yes," Jeremy wrote. "As I write, James May is sitting in the hell hole that is Gatwick Airport waiting for a budget airline to take him to a shoot that Hammond should have been doing."

The onus wasn't entirely on James though, as Jeremy added: "Meanwhile, I've been up since dawn, rewriting all of the scripts and ideas we had to accommodate the fact that Hammond can't drive for the next few months."

And commenting on Richard's situation, the controversial petrolhead added: "Meanwhile, he is lying in a bed in the Swiss Alps, while pretty nurses attend to his every need, and give him drugs."

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