Currently reading: Alonso's thumbs insured for £9m
Ferrari driver announces bizarre life and accident insurance scheme
Autocar
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27 April 2010

Fernando Alonso thumbs have been insured for £9 million in a bizarre deal arranged by a personal sponsor.

The announcement is designed to raise awareness of Santander's life and accident insurance packages - but it's not clear why only his thumbs are insured and not his whole hand.

A spokesperson said: "Alonso's thumbs are a big symbol as, apart from being essential when driving a Formula One car, they represent a sign of victory and that everything is under control and well protected."

The arrangement was announced as Alonso signed a new one-year deal with Santander.

Alonso is currently in joint-third place in the F1 drivers' championship, alongside McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.

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Uncle Mellow 27 April 2010

Re: Alonso's thumbs insured for £9m

Wonder if Schumi will insure his chin.

artill 27 April 2010

Re: Alonso's thumbs insured for £9m

Uncle Mellow wrote:
If I was going to insure a part of my anatomy , I wouldn't start with my thumbs......

When i first herd this on the radio yesterday i thought they said 'plums'!

Uncle Mellow 27 April 2010

Re: Alonso's thumbs insured for £9m

Autocar wrote:
Fernando Alonso thumbs have been insured for £9 million

If I was going to insure a part of my anatomy , I wouldn't start with my thumbs......