F1 Champion Fernando Alono's Thumbs Insured for $14 million
The world has no shortage of celebrity performers insuring their limbs for all they're worth. Soccer star David Beckham reportedly has a $70 million policy out on his legs and feet. Michael "Lord of the Dance" Flatley's legs are insured for $39 million. And Heidi Klum's are insured for $2.2 million. Fernando Alonso, however, went a different route.
The latest reports indicate that the two-time Formula One world champion – who recently took possession of some serious wheels for on-road use – has taken out a $14 million policy... on his thumbs. The insurance is provided by Santander, the firm that sponsored him when he was at McLaren and has since followed him to Ferrari. According to the company, the importance of Alono's thumbs extend beyond his driving skills, and stand as a symbol of his dominance in the sport.