It’s been a tough week for Racer Journalists, as two prominent writers have been injured in heavy car crashes.
Firstly, the legendary Paul Frere sustained serious injuries in a heavy collision in a Honda Civic R while testing near the Nurburgring. A former Formula 1 and sports car racer, Frere has a talent for turning the automotive experience into words. As a contributing editor to Road and Track, the 89 year old has delighted enthusiasts the world over with his reviews of some of the world’s most exotic machinery. Reports are that the prognosis looks good for Frere to return home soon.
Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was attempting to break a land speed record for home country Britain when the Swedish jet dragster he was driving veered to the right and flipped over at close to 280 mph. Hammond was apparently speaking to rescuers as he was being pulled from the wreckage of the Thule Vampire and is reported to be in stable condition. The event was being filmed for a Top Gear episode, so we can expect to see footage of this.
Get well soon Gentlemen!