Richard Hammond, born 19 December 1969, is an English journalist, television presenter, mechanic, and writer. He is best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015 with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Since 2016, the trio have presented Amazon Studios’ The Grand Tour.
Hammond has also notably presented entertainment documentary series Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008), the game show Total Wipeout (2009–2012) and nature documentary series Planet Earth Live (2012). In 2016, Hammond, with Clarkson and May, launched the automotive social media website DriveTribe, where he regularly provides content on his tribe “Hammond’s Fob Jockeys”.