Hammond is famous for being on the TV series Top Gear. He was on his way home in his Porsche 911 Carrera when flooding caused traffic to halt. He’d been driving for twelve hours already and happened to have his running gear with him. He threw it on, turned on his iPod, and ran the 16 miles at 3am to his family’s home.
He just up and abandoned the Porsche. He managed to make it home by 5:30am, took a hot shower, ate a little something, and then his daughter Willow woke up. The family celebrated her birthday together. He said he is gone far too much anyways to allow himself to miss his daughter’s birthday.
He and his wife have two daughters together, Izzy and Willow. That same week Hammond jumped in a fishing boat and rescued his neighbors from their flooded home in a nearby village.