Richard â€˜The Hamsterâ€™ Hammond well known for co-presenting BBCâ€™s Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May made headlines less than a year ago when the jet powered dragster he was driving crashed.
Hammond spent 5 weeks in hospital recovering from brain injuries as a result of the accident that occurred when a front tyre blew out at 464 km/h (288mph) during a speed record attempt.
Appearing to have more lives than a cat, Hammond has managed to survive another incident while filming Top Gear. The 37 year old was taking part in â€˜Britcar 24 hourâ€™, a UK endurance race at the famous Silverstone track with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and â€œThe Stigâ€ when he was shunted off the track at high speed.
â€œRichard wasn't hurt at all, but the car was damaged. It was taken back to the pits and repaired before Richard carried on with the race", said a BBC spokesman.
An investigation into the jet propelled accident a year ago revealed that Hammond did not receive sufficient training to drive the car safely. Donâ€™t ask me how you can drive a missile safely with no tires at 288mph! For those of you that haven't seen the jet car crash see below.