Terrible news!

JJ Lehto Former F1 driver JJ Lehto has suffered serious injuries in a boating accident early on Friday morning, the Finnish media is reporting.

The 44-year-old Finnish driver – who drove for the likes of Onyx, Dallara, Sauber and Benetton between 1989-94 – is reported to have been thrown from the small boat he was travelling in when it struck a bridge support.

It is believed that, despite suffering head injuries and broken ribs, he was able to swim safely to shore. However, it is also believed that a companion who was travelling with him was killed in the accident.

Our deepest condolences to JJ, and our best wishes for a speedy recovery!

[Original image via AUTOSPORT]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.