The highly-anticipated season 2 of The Grand Tour has just started airing on Amazon Prime, but it seems Hammond was not fully satisfied with the first season of the popular motoring show.
He told Lorraine Kelly: “For series one, we did try out some new stuff and not all of it worked – and neither should it have done really.
“In this massively creative industry, we have to try some stuff that doesn’t work. If we’d finished season one and thought, ‘All of that was OK’, then we’d been a bit lazy.”
Hammond revealed that the new series was filmed entirely in 4K praising the new series as upping the standard from the first season.
“I am one of three brothers away from that, and I am the oldest,” he said. “So all of my life, I was always Batman, and the middle one is Robin and the little one is Penguin or something rubbish like that.
“[On The Grand Tour] I’m the youngest of three, so it’s completely reversed but I’m used to that three brothers sort of role.
“We bicker and fight – and it is constant,” he added. “But when we’re together, we make a show that simply wouldn’t be made otherwise.”
When asked by Lorraine on what makes the show so popular Hammond replid: “The world, for whatever wonky reason, wanted to see the three of us. That’s kind of the the appeal.
“People think, ‘Oh if that funny, little short one can do it, or if that fat, old one, or that middle-aged confused one with bad hair could do it, then I might.’