The 47-year-old’s terrifying accident is shown in the opening episode of the motoring magazine, which is guaranteed to send a shiver down any viewer’s spine.
While driving through the Switzerland Alps on a hill climb, Richard, Jeremy Clarkson and James May took to the scenic roads.
However, as The Hamster crossed the finish-line, he lost control of his totally electric Rimac Concept One and was thrown over a cliff.
Producer, Andy Wilman revealed at The Grand Tour launch last night that the crash could have been so much worse.
The 55-year-old confessed: “I knew it had been a bad one because Jeremy never overdramatises and his texts were very calm and collected which is unusual for him.
“But it must have been pretty grim because he rolled 300ft and he had a helmet on, but when he comes to rest he is nowhere near marshals and things like that.
“So he’s lying thinking, ‘Right, I’ll wait,’ and then sniffs and thinks, ‘F**k that, I’m getting out of here’. So he kicks his way out of the car which is on the roof but he’s bust his knee but he doesn’t know that because of adrenaline.
“So he gets out and then the whole thing detonates. In its own way it was more serious than the jet crash. He thinks more about what could have gone wrong because if he had been unconscious when he come to rest he couldn’t have got out.”
Following the crash on screen, the boys appeared to laugh off the terrifying accident, actually revealing that Jeremy’s car, the Lamborghini, was the fastest.
The Grand Tour season 2 drops on Amazon Prime at midnight on Fridays.