Fittipaldi Family Faces Tragedy: Suffocation & Resuscitation Incident

Former F1 driver Wilson Fittipaldi Jr. is in hospital after choking on a piece of meat during Christmas dinner and suffering a cardiac arrest, according to his wife’s Instagram post.


‣ Former F1 driver Wilson Fittipaldi Jr. suffered a cardiac arrest after choking during a Christmas dinner and has been hospitalized since.
‣ Fittipaldi Jr. competed in the Formula 1 championship from 1972 to 1975 and later founded a team with his brother.
‣ The Fittipaldi family has received a lot of support following the incident, with many sending messages of health and recovery for Wilson.
‣ Wilson’s wife confirmed the incident on Instagram, stating that he is currently sedated and intubated, and they are waiting for him to wake up.

Ex-F1 racer, Wilson Fittipaldi Jr., had a bit of a scare during a Christmas dinner. He choked, ended up in the hospital. The twist? He suffered a cardiac arrest in the process. His wife spilled the beans on Instagram.

Wilson Fittipaldi Jr. isn’t just any driver. He raced in the Formula 1 championship from ’72 to ’75. After that, he and his brother started a team. His wife shared the heart attack details on Instagram. “Christmas lunch, Wilson chokes on a piece of meat. Cardiac arrest follows. He’s resuscitated, sedated, intubated. We’re waiting for him to wake up.”

Support? It’s pouring in.

The Fittipaldi family’s going through a tough time. But they’re not alone. “Yesterday, my phone wouldn’t stop ringing. Sweet messages of support for the family kept coming. Christian [Fittipaldi, Wilson’s son.] is with us every day. The messages? They’re giving us strength in this difficult time. So, keep those positive vibes of health and recovery for Wilson coming, please.”

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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