.........and guess what. Driving at 300 mph is dangerous.
With the HSE keen to dispose of its killjoy image (see the myth of the month) and rebutting attacks of wasting public money on studies (costing £100,000) to find out why people hold their arms up on roller coasters the Hammond accident is an opportunity too good to miss.
It's a very strange read when generally their reports are keen to allocate blame and prosecute.
Some interesting facts though.
1. Debris caused the tyre to burst.
2. There was no pre planned training for Hammond and the planned two day event was shortened to one because of the predicted weather.
3. The car company's Risk Assesment was for a different venue.
4. The rear tyres were 5 years old when the supplier suggested they
should be changed at 2 years.
5. The age of the front tyres could not be determined.
6. The BBC camera mount on the car may have caused damage to the crash helmet.
7. The integrity of the car, the harnesses and crash helmet saved his life
8. This was the first incident in over 3000 runs (The report praises this)
9. The identity of the Stig is confirmed.
10. Well if you've got this far you may as well read the report.
which includes a description of two pretend chicken out runs to add to the drama.