The 47-year-old - who was filming The Grand Tour in Switzerland back in June when his car flipped over and burst into flames - had to have surgery on his knee after the incident.
After two months of recovery, Richard finally got back in the driver’s seat this weekend and made sure to take to his Drive Tribe blog to let his fans know just how excited he was.
The former Top Gear presenter captioned the clip: “Today I took my first drive since my recent visit to Shuntsville."
Richard then told the camera, while squealing with delight: “This feels better than the first time, being 17 and given the keys to freedom because this time, I'm ready.”
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This feels better than the first time, being 17 and given the keys to freedom because this time, I'm ready
He then went on to thank those who had nursed him back to health, saying: “This is beautiful, thank you doctors, thank you.
“I shouldn't even be sharing this moment, it feels too personal right now...I mean I'm dressed,