Zanardi Inspires Racing’s Biggest Stars

Jan 26, 2019 336

There was once a brief meeting in a hospital with a fan who talked Formula One and Ferrari with him over a cup of coffee. When he saw the man later that day, sobbing and holding a small child, Zanardi offered him comfort. The man was crying tears of joy. His daughter, born without legs, had been fitted for her first pair of prosthetics that day.

When the technician asked for her shoes to set the balance, the father had none. He’d rushed off to purchase his daughter’s first pair of shoes and was overcome with emotion by the simple errand. “The next time I found myself alone in front of a mirror I said, ‘You never dare complain about what happened to you,'” Zanardi said.

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