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2017-08-17 10:01

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Switzerland - Richard Hammond's crash on a Swiss hill in June has come back to haunt the organisers of the hillclimb. Motorsport.com reported that its national sports authority fined them $5000. 

Jalopnik reported that the organisers actions were "illegal" prior to the crash involving a Rimac Concept One being filmed for the Grand Tour show. 

Hammond, a former 'Top Gear' host, was airlifted to hospital with a fractured knee. The Rimac Concept One electric supercar he was driving was reduced to a twisted, blackened mess after it crashed and caught fire.

READ: 'I'm going to die!' - Richard Hammond reflects on hectic crash

Filming for the show took place on the same weekend as the first race of the Swiss hillclimb season and its reported that Hammond and his co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May weren't official competitors. 

Motorsport.com says the Swiss Motorsport Authority, Auto Sport Schweiz, ruled that the Grand Tour's "runs did not conform to the FIA’s International Sporting Code, and that the incident acted against the interests of the sport."

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