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Rowan Atkinson gets £900k car insurance payout

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Rowan Atkinson has received a £900,000 payout from car insurers to repair his McLaren F1.

The Mr Bean actor crashed the rare vehicle on the A605 near Haddon, Cambridgeshire in 2011, injuring his shoulder and damaging the car.

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His successful claim is thought to be the largest ever recorded in the UK. It took a year to fully restore the car, which is worth around £3.5m.

Ben Stagg from specialist insurer RK Harrison told Sky News: "All modern supercars are predominantly carbon fibre - most Lamborghinis, most Ferraris - and the smallest ding in carbon fibre is a big repair job.

"And part of the engine bay is gold, that's the best heat conductor. It's the materials they used compared to everyday cars that make it so expensive."

Atkinson's annual insurance premium could now be as high as £60,000 following his claim.

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