Giancarlo Fisichella has been involved in a car accident north of Rome Former F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella was involved in a minor rear-ender motor crash this week, it has been reported.

The three-time Grand Prix winner and Ferrari F1 back-up driver rear-ended a small car driven by a 52-year-old woman with his Ferrari in the Campagnano region, north of Rome, according to reports in the Italian press.

The female victim was taken to hospital as a precaution and released shortly afterwards without injury.

‘Fisico’ is reported to have told the Italian traffic police that he was unable to stop in time when he suddenly encountered a long queue of cars that had formed due to local road works.

This is not the first time that Giancarlo has been busted by the boys in blue. The Roman was caught doing 148km/h in a 60km/h zone in 2005, which he blamed on having to rush home to his daughter, who was suffering from a fever.

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