Toto Wolff, the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s executive director, has been injured in a team cycling accident.

The 42-year-old Austrian reportedly got involved in “a bit of a carambolage” during a team bike ride and fell heavily. Wolff suffered a fractured shoulder, collar bone, elbow and wrist, and was rushed to hospital where his broken bones have been set with a combination of plastercast and an array of steel pins.

The team was quick to showcase Wolff’s “half man, half machine” wrist x-ray with his new metal, with pundits inside the team nicknaming him the Totonator as a nod to fellow Austrian Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Wolff is reported to be doing well and will make a full recovery, but it will be a while before he’s back on two wheels.

“Racing is a state of mind!” he reportedly joked, according to the team’s Twitter feed.

“We’ve decided to leave it to the pros now. Lewis [Hamilton] and Nico [Rosberg] are better wheel to wheel at 300 km/h than we are at 30 km/h!”

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Richard Bailey

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