Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond has been airlifted to hospital following a serious car crash in a Swiss mountain race.

Swiss media has reported that the 47 year old suffered serious injuries when the car crashed on a road that was closed for the Bergrennen Hemberg race.

He was reportedly driving a supercar worth £2million his TV show when he lost control before it flipped and then burst into flames.

The presenter, who cheated death in a car crash in 2006 while travelling at 288mph, is now being treated in hospital.

Source: TV3 Xposé