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. Wh...

Living legend Alex Zanardi will be competing at the 24 hours of Daytona race in January aboard the BMW M8 GTE. The Italian driver has already completed a set of tests aboard his specially modified car and he declared himself satisfied with the way things turned out. This will be his first race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and his...

Alex Zanardi popped out of his wheelchair and onto the concrete garage floor to await his turn to climb into the race car. He pushed his way toward the car, then lifted himself into the cockpit to practice a driver change as seamless as any done by his competitors. The swap took nearly 30 seconds when Zanardi first began working with teammates. Aft...

Italy's Alex Zanardi emerged as one of the biggest stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, as his two gold medals from those Games made him one to watch ahead of Rio 2016, which is drawing closer to the one-year mark on Monday (7 September).   The overall experience at London 2012 left a lasting impression on Zanardi, but he expects Rio 2...

by Giovanni Minoli   Alex Zanardi, 48 years old, a Formula 1 pilot in the first phase of his life, then a writer, television host, now a winner in the Paralympic Games. In 2001, he lost his lower limbs in a terrible accident on the racetrack in Lausitz, Germany but he quickly bounced back, wiped out London, and triumphed in the New York mara...