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.
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