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FAO Top Gear Fans - Hammond in critical condition after crash

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the interview with twatface oilver just confirmed everything I've ever thought about him

was great to see Hammond looking so well...even getting a hug from Clarkson...the roadworks challenge was genius as well

new series should be good :)

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cant believe he said in the VT "ive got 10,000 horse power and possibliy the biggest accident you have ever seen in your life"

missed the show but saw the clip on youtube. will be watching it tomorrow though

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Yeah, I'm sure Clarkson would be less smug and self-satisfied if one of his family had been among all the road casualties last weekend. Pish.

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was it just me or has that crash aged hammond by about five years?

I thought that too. He'll need more than teeth whitener to get those years back.

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I thought they would have taken the opportunity to make some comment about his teeth.

clarksons best quote was about Jade Goody. What was it ? A racist, pig faced waste of blood and organs , something like that :D

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At the least, Hammond will develop a sense of caution he perhaps didn't have before or didn't particularly pay much attention to. A few years back, Micke Kagered had a rear tyre delaminate on our dragster at 302mph at Santa Pod in England, resulting in a 7-time barrel roll through the field of stubbles beside the shutdown area. He sustained a slight back injury that he still gets annoyance from today, and had a nice pair of black eyes from the Gs of the rolls, but was otherwise unhurt. Before the accident he was the most determined and focused racer in the FIA pro series, but since then he is a lot more cautious about anything the car does out of the norm, and spends longer checking the car over himself pre-run. He always bought the best safety equipment available and kept it in pristine condition, and this played a part in his lack of injury. I don't think he'll ever regain that racers "edge" he had, and I don't think Hammond will ever regain that similar character either. Near death accidents change you in many ways, this is something i know first-hand.

It's great to have him and the show back though!! Excellent start to the new series, and a great way to inform/satisfy the public, demonstrate that safety was paramount at all times, and to draw a line under it and allow everyone to move on.

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Watched the repeat earlier tonight, great episode. I thought it was genuinely touching without being sentimental, Clarkson's comment about Hammond becoming "Princess Diana" was brilliant.

I can't see the accident hugely changing Hammond's attitude to the show, the accident did happen in pretty extreme circumstances. The show normally features high performance motor cars going round a track, not a jet-car tearing down a strip at over 300mph.

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I vote Clarkson conluding that anyone who drives slowly down the outside lane is a child molester, to be the greatest thing ever said on TV.

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I think that American holiday of theirs may have topped the Caravan trip. I was just about wetting myself when they were trying to take apart May's air conditioning with a spatula...

"Man-love rules - OK?"

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I wouldn't go that far, he's maybe just a little to the right of Mussolini on most issues. James May for PM, Hammond as Home Secretary and Clarkson as Foreign Secretary would do me fine, with the Stig at Transport.

Haha, very good point. Clarkson as foreign secretary though? Relations with the French would deteriorate overnight!

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the sight of clarkson driving with a dead cow on his car was a joy to behold! also it was funny when clarkson and hammond sneaked out the tent and vandalised may's air conditioning like naughty wee schoolboys!

the sooner these men are put in charge of the country the better!

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that bit where he breaks down in the garage was class actuly thought they were gonna get their heads to play with

they probably made it more exctiting than it actually was though

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Rewatching it. Wonderful.

"I honestly believe that in certain parts of america now, people have started to mate with vegetables" - Best quote of the episode.

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