While filming for Amazon’s The Grand Tour TV show, Hammond escaped from his inverted Rimac Concept One electric supercar after somersaulting the car down a hillside after the finish line of the Swiss hillclimb course.

The $1million car, which boasts over 1,000bhp, then burst into flames, sustaining massive damage. The former Top Gear presenter was airlifted to hospital, and required surgery to a fractured knee.

Auto Sport Schweiz confirmed today that the FIA has been in contact to ask for findings of the investigation that is currently being carried out.

Its statement read: “As the international press reported, a serious accident occurred on Saturday, June 10 2017, during ‘show runs’ during the Hemberg Bergrennen.

“This accident tainted the reputation of motorsports in general and mountain races in particular, and the FIA has been forced to demand an opinion from Auto Sport Schweiz.

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FIA Investigating Richard Hammond's The Grand Tour Accident

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