Friday, 11 September 2009

Hammond 'still recovering from crash'

Richard Hammond has said that he is still recovering from the injuries sustained in his high-speed car crash three years ago.

The presenter told Top Gear Magazine that reading about Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa's recent accident reminded him of his own experience.

Hammond said: "I damaged the front of my brain in my crash in 2006 and the thought of someone else having to set off on the lengthy journey to recovery from such an injury was a glum one.

"But every time I read that Massa hopes to return to racing in
F1 soon after sustaining that head injury, I'll admit that my shoulders slump a bit. I know that for me, three years later, the process is still ongoing."

Massa suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a spring from another vehicle during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix in July.

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