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F1 favourite Berger in hospital after ski accident

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

Former F1 favourite Gerhard Berger has escaped serious injury in a skiing accident that nevertheless left him with a broken arm.

The 54-year old former ATS, Arrows, Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren driver is reported to have left the marked piste in poor conditions, before falling heavily. Fortunately, unlike seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, Berger did not hit his head in the incident, but suffered an injury that saw him airlifted to hospital in St Johann am Tirol.

According to reports in the Austrian media, Berger – a former co-owner of Scuderia Toro Rosso and now the president of the FIA's single-seater commission – suffered his injuries on Thursday and remained under medical supervision until the weekend, when he was released from hospital.

Schumacher crashed in Meribel in late December and remains in a controlled coma in hospital in Geneva.


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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.



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