Peter Sauber was sporting some painful looking wounds in the Sepang paddock

Sauber team founder Peter Sauber is looking rather worse for wear at this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, after it emerged that the 68-year-old team owner had suffered a fall last weekend during the Australian Grand Prix.

The Swiss gent – famous for his love of cigars – slipped and fell at the entrace to the Albert Park paddock on Sunday. His left wrist and right elbow copped the brunt of the impact, and after receiving treatment from the McLaren team’s doctor Aki Hintsa, he was back to duties once again.

He was snapped in the Sepang paddock sporting the wounds of his brush with the cement, and told reporters from the Blick newspaper that his injuries “still hurt”.

That being said, he was lucky he didn’t suffer more serious injuries given the circumstances.

We hope Herr Sauber has a speedy recovery!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.