Former F1 driver Wilson Fittipaldi Jr, 80, rushed to hospital with cardiac arrest after ‘choking on piece of meat’Wilson Fittipaldi Jr’s wife gave an update about her husband’s condition

FORMER Formula 1 driver Wilson Fittipaldi Jr has suffered a cardiac arrest after choking on a piece of meat. Fittipaldi Jr, whose brother Emerson won two F1 world titles, was celebrating his 80th birthday on Christmas Day when the horrific incident took place. A post from his wife on Instagram read: “During dinner, he choked on a piece of meat and suffered a lack of oxygen followed by cardiac arrest. “He has a difficult post-surgical history of returning post-sedative, one day at a time, let’s wait.”. Fittipaldi started 35 F1 races between 1972 and 1975, claiming three points during his short career in the sport.

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