Why JJ Lehto is no stranger to tragedy

Why JJ Lehto is no stranger to tragedy

Former Formula 1 driver JJ Lehto is recovering from a boating accident that killed his friend and in which he was injured. And as speculation increases about whether the police investigation will lead to a trial, Tony Dodgins looks back over a life so far filled with tragedy

"Every now and again you hear a story that brings you up short. You shake your head and think, there but for the grace of God, go I."

That was the reaction of one paddock luminary in Valencia last year to the absence of JJ Lehto, who had been working for Finnish TV at grands prix but was absent following a serious boating accident in which a friend was killed. JJ has not been back in the paddock since.

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