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Motorsports legend Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior died after suffering a domestic accident on his 80th birthday.

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Motorsports legend Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior died after suffering a domestic accident on his 80th birthday.

Former Brazilian Formula 1 Driver Wilson Fittipaldi Junior Passes Away at 80

The motorsports world is in mourning after the passing of former Brazilian Formula 1 driver Wilson Fittipaldi Junior at the age of 80. Fittipaldi, also known as Wilsinho, had been hospitalized since Christmas after suffering a domestic accident on his 80th birthday.

The news of Fittipaldi’s passing was confirmed by the newspaper Globoesporte, stating that the former driver passed away on Friday morning at the Prevent Senior Hospital in the South Zone of São Paulo. Fittipaldi had been hospitalized after choking on a mouthful of meat during his birthday celebration, which led to a cardiac arrest and subsequent hospitalization.

Wilson Fittipaldi Junior was part of a family deeply connected to motorsports, with his brother Emerson Fittipaldi being a two-time Formula 1 world champion. Wilson’s father was also heavily involved in the motorsports industry, further solidifying the family’s legacy in the sport.

The Fittipaldi brothers were known for their entrepreneurial spirit, with Wilson and Emerson founding their own Formula 1 team, Copersucar, to help support other Brazilian drivers in the sport. Despite facing challenges in setting up their team in São Paulo, the Fittipaldi brothers were able to secure sponsorship from the Brazilian sugar and alcohol cooperative, Copersucar.

Wilson Fittipaldi Junior leaves behind a rich legacy in the world of motorsports, with his contributions to the sport and his entrepreneurial endeavors leaving a lasting impact. The motorsports community mourns the loss of a true legend in the field.

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