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Alonso Thumbs Insured : $10 Million

Don't recall Shumi getting these things.. How much for Button's ego

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LONDON (Reuters) – Double world champion Fernando Alonso gave a 10 million euro ($13.33 million) thumbs-up to future Formula One success with Ferrari Monday.
Team sponsors Santander said they had insured the Spaniard's thumbs for five million each as part of a publicity campaign for accident and life insurance ahead of next week's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
"Alonso's thumbs are a symbol, as well as being essential for driving a Formula One car, in that they make a sign of victory and show that everything is under control and well protected," the bank said in a statement.
Alonso, who joined Ferrari this season after winning championships with Renault, told a news conference in Madrid that he hoped the first European race of the season would reinforce his title challenge.
The Spaniard, winner of the Bahrain season-opener, is third overall after four races.
"The time has come to show who is up for winning the championship and who is not. Now in Europe the moment of truth has arrived for drivers and teams who are going to show who is able to develop quickest," said Alonso.
"A nice fight is starting," he added.
Alonso said he was not worried about his Ferrari engine after suffering a failure in Friday practice at the last race in China.
"I'm sure we will have a great car in Barcelona and I am not worried," he added. "The Ferrari mechanics are very confident that they have resolved the problems and I hope the fans have a fantastic time and there is a great atmosphere as ever."
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Justin Palmer)
I wonder how much for the seat

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Don't recall Shumi getting these things.. How much for Button's ego

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I wonder how much for the seat
I'm thinking of getting my middle finger insured as well - It gets lots of use when I'm out and about on the Californian roads with all our wonderful drivers :-)

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I'm thinking of getting my middle finger insured as well - It gets lots of use when I'm out and about on the Californian roads with all our wonderful drivers :-)

make sure to get both insured

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make sure to get both insured
Good advice! They make a nice V shape from time to time, must take good care of em :-)

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5 million euros a thumb, thats insane
sure they are important for racing but thats a bit much
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