Fernando Alonso gets thumb insurance worth £9 million

We’ve all heard about celebrities insuring weird parts of their bodies for insane sums of money, but this latest one has even us scratching our heads with our thumbs.

Two-time Formula One Driver’s Champion and current Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso recently had his two thumbs insured for - get this - £9 million (that’s $13.3 million)

According to a spokesperson for Santander, the insurance company responsible for the deal, Alonso’s thumbs are symbolic of victory. This "victory symbol" being evident as he gives his trademark thumbs up sign everytime he wins. "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 spokesperson said.

Apparently, it’s going to be a big blow in Fernando Alonso’s psyche when he can’t do the thumbs up sign and settles for the customary victory jump. It’s about as strange as it can possibly get, which makes us wonder how much we can insure our thumbs if we so please.


Source: Autocar UK

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  (447) posted on 02.22.2011

I just wonder...how much his thumb be worth if that be cut off..?

  (1211) posted on 10.22.2010

haha.. BMw are kinda naughty

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

Well, it’s because of his popularity that’s why the insurance company approved his 9 million euro insurance.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

We’re talking about million dollars here. That’s how rich is Fernando Alonso.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

What the hell, that was an incredible insurance, a whopping 9million euro. Can have what ever you want with that amount.

  (406) posted on 04.28.2010

That’s a big money for an insurance but I think he can afford those very expensive insurance.

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