BREAKING: F1 legend dies after choking on piece of meat at dinner table

Wilson Fittipaldi Jr has passed away after being hospitalized following a choking incident while enjoying his Christmas dinner.

The 80-year-old former Formula 1 driver and team owner choked on a piece of meat during the December festivities. He experienced a cardiac arrest and was resuscitated at the hospital, but it has now been confirmed that he succumbed to the resulting illness.

“It is with deep sorrow that we receive the news of the passing of Wilson Fittipaldi Jr,” read a statement from Fabiana Ecclestone, vice-president of motorsport for FIA South America. “His departure leaves an irreparable void in the automobile scene and in the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

“His dedication and efforts were fundamental in consolidating the country as an important protagonist on the international racing scene. In this moment of mourning, we express our most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and admirers of Wilson Fittipaldi Jr.”

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