Alex (Alessandro) Zanardi


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Alex (Alessandro) Zanardi






• Two-time World Champion in the American IndyCar Series in 1997 and 1998 with the team of Chip Ganassi Racing.
• Formula One Races: 44.
• 2002 was the year when Alex Zanardi suffered a horrific accident at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz track in Germany in the American CART Series which cost his both legs amputation. He came back a few years later in the WTCC Series with a specially modified to his handicap car.
• Formula One Career: 1991 – 1994 and 1999 with the teams of Jordan, Minardi, Lotus, Williams. He had no wins and podiums but made his mark in the history of Formula One and Motorsports.

  • Alex Zanardi is an Italian racing driver and a para cyclist. Born in 1966 in Bologna, Alex began racing at 13 with a kart he built himself in scraps from his father’s work. In 1988 he entered Formula 3 series and late to Formula 3000, winning at his first race.
  • His Formula One Career began in 1991 with Jordan, Minardi, Lotus, and in 1999 with Williams. He had no wins and podiums but made his mark in the history of Formula One and Motorsports.
  • Two-time World Champion in the American IndyCar Series in 1997 and 1998 with the team of Chip Ganassi Racing.
  • In 2002, Alex Zanardi suffered a horrific accident at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz track in Germany in the American CART series, which cost him both legs amputation. He came back a few years later in the WTCC Series with a specially modified to his handicapped car.