One would have thought F1 figures past and present would have stayed well clear of the ski fields this winter, and it seems a second former driver has managed to injure himself.
This time it’s former Grand Prix driver and team owner Gerhard Berger who’s claimed the honours, taking a tumble while skiing in the Kitzbuhel district in his native Austria.
The accident comes just ten weeks after Michael Schumacher’s horrific skiing accident in France, which has left the seven-time World Champion in a come ever since.
Reports in the Austrian Kronen Zeitung newspaper claim the former race-winner – who won for the likes of Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren – was taken to hospital after crashing at the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental resort late last week.
The APA news agency has confirmed that the 54-year-old suffered a broken humerus (upper arm), and underwent corrective surgery at the St Johann hospital. He was discharged yesterday and will spend the next few weeks recuperating.
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