It already cost him a bit of overcoming, but then it started. With an outside temperature of only 4 degrees, Ferdinand von Habsburg (24) plunged into the ice-cold floods of the Mondsee – and greeted the New Year with a pretty frosty.
The racing driver, whose full name is Ferdinand Zvonimir Maria Balthus Keith Michael Otto Bahnam Leonhard Habsburg-Lothringen, is the son of Francesca and Karl Habsburg-Lothringen, the head of the Habsburg family. This makes Ferdinand the great-grandson of Emperor Karl I (1887-1922). Last year, the raging aristocratic sprout won the race for the Algarve Racing Team in the endurance series European LeMans Serie.