F1 » Berger in hospital after ski accident


Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger has reportedly been treated for arm injuries following a ski accident in Austria.

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Mark _

March 09, 2014 4:14 PM

I don't know if it is the same in Europe but here in the U.S. if you get injured skiing people are more sympathetic than say if you get injured riding a motorcycle. If it happens on a motorcycle people treat you like you deserved to be injured.

richard

March 09, 2014 4:56 PM

skiing is a great sport, but certainly falls are not unexpected. just overbalance a bit and you can break bones etc. hundreds suffer every year. gerhards accident was just a run-of-the-mill incident. schumis incident would have been probably just another tumble, but for the fact there was a rock in the off piste place that he had strayed into.

watch the blind skiiers in the Paralympics. then you will see what is capable of by those who have already a disability. they just do no give up after a fall, and I am sure that Gerhard has broken bones before

TheEngineer

March 09, 2014 8:44 PM

Unfortunately there is also some tragic news from Freescale Semiconductors, the company which manufactures the processors embedded in the McLaren TAG-320 ECU used by all F1 teams.

20 of their employees were aboard flight MH370, that is missing and assumed to have crashed.

May they rest in peace - my condolences to all their families.

seashack

March 09, 2014 11:34 PM

When MotoGP riders get hurt riding dirt bikes fans say they shouldn't do it any longer. MotoGP riders say fans don't know what they are talking about and should not tell the drivers/racers how to train/have fun.

Some people need to calm down a bit. F1 drivers have been skiing for YEARS now all of a sudden it's a sport they should avoid?? Drivers by nature are risk takers (but the risks are calculated risks and not recluse ones. For some reading a book is fun, others need more excitement. There are more dangerous sports than skiing, besides you can get killed crossing the street. Does that mean you should never leave your house and stay on your computer all day telling others how to live their life? You can't remove all risk from life. Sit around your house not taking any 'risks' and your risk of heart disease goes up and you can still get hurt falling down the stairs.

seashack

March 09, 2014 11:40 PM

Kubica went back to rallying after his accident, that right there should tell you that some people are just different than others. Maybe you don't understand, but then again they might not understand somethings you find fun. People should have fun and enjoy their lives how they see fit, otherwise what's the point. Given the type of person Berger is I'm sure he will ski again and I hope he does. Telling people like this not do things like this is telling to not be who they are. They are who they are and that is one of the things that allows them to strap themselves into a car and drive it in a way that would scare the hell out of some, but is fun for them.

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