Alonso: has expensive thumbs

Fernando Alonso has revealed that his thumbs are insured for £9m.

The Ferrari driver today signed a new sponsorship deal with Spanish banking and insurance giant Santander, which sees his shortest, fattest digits covered for £4.5m apiece.

A Santander spokesman said (and we only wish we were making this up): “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.”

Yep, we’re pretty sure that’ll be Alonso’s biggest concern if he loses both his thumbs in a tragic threshing accident. “Oh, bugger. How am I going to indicate my happiness at having won a Grand Prix now?”

Celebrities insuring body parts is nothing new, of course. Ken Dodd’s infamous teeth were covered for £4m, Jamie Lee Curtis’s legs for £1m, and Michael Flatley’s feet for £30m.

Most famously, Jennifer Lopez – she of the bootay-wiggling fame – recently insured her posterior for a whopping £200m. Which does raise the question: what tragic scenario would have to befall her buttocks to trigger an insurance claim? And what would happen if Alonso’s thumbs somehow got stu— actually, don’t answer that.

But Alonso’s deal must surely open the floodgates for further strangely specific F1 insurance cover scenarios. We want your suggestions. Jenson’s beard? Surely that’s worth a couple of million? Massa’s repeated use of the phrase ‘for sure’? Imagine if he lost that. We must be talking a few hundred thousand to keep that baby safe.

Rumours that the entire Virgin F1 operation is insured for £35 by the Churchill dog could not be confirmed.

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Well Schumachers smirk (the one after hes cheated) Is worth 10 million

Vettels number 1 finger is worth 6 million

Kimi Raikonen eating an Ice cream in shorts at Malaysia Priceless

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Well, I would have mentioned Mansell’s ‘stache, but that is gone now.

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he should insure his car for that much

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Vettel should insure his index finger (see left of Alonso).

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Some people agree with this!! If he did lose a thumb, surely they could adapt the steering wheel to allow for this. There is no better man for adapting to a changing car!! What are the chances he would lose both Thumbs and rest of his fingers left intact! Come on seriously!

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Latest news, Alonso is warning Hamilton to get penalized by the FIA. Makes me really sick.
DriveDriveDrive Hamilton, you make the show!!

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Massa could insure his height. Won’t cost much though, but losing them even more could be tragic. Imagine Hammond driving an SLR Stirling Moss with his hair to see where he’s going…

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While all these little blogs are not interesting. I have yet to see comments from the Top Gear team. Come on guys. Be part of this blogging. It is your bloody show. We do not care about some git insuring his thumbs. We want to know Clarkson and May’s opinion about the F1. And Hammonds lack of opinion.

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Also David Coulthard is the Stig now. Or he would have a lap time on the board. He has been on the show enough.

Do I win cash for being right?

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Of course he needs his thumbs! How else is he supposed to hitch a lift back to the pits after his engine pukes its ring up?

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Lame. Stupid. Probably works great in the Spanish market.

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Massa should’ve gotten insurance for his eye. He could have claimed after his Hungary incident

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two thumbs up guys!

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I’ve got insurance for a car which doesn’t rea…oh. You do need thumbs to drive, but why insure it?

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Fernando alonso is…crazy?

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Alonso is only. Probably a bit mad.

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if you are a good playstation player, should u insure both of ur thumbs or just one

anyway alonso for this year’s championship, go
alonso

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stig and his helmet
nuff said

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this guy has lost it and veyron1001cv he’s well over a bit mad in-it

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Well Alonso has won this year

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Coulthard’s chin aswell

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vettel’s hair style! its ridiculous! :P

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andboots for mens appearance in a

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Nice blog and nice info.

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