How Alex Zanardi Made Donuts The Post-Race Celebration Of Choice

We may be used to post-race donuts all over, from NASCAR to Formula One, but they weren’t always the default celebration for racing drivers. Alex Zanardi is most often credited with making donuts a common gesture during his CART days. Here’s how he also lifted the spirits of an entire team in the process. »8/10/15 12:04pm8/10/15 12:04pm


Double-Amputee Alex Zanardi Will Share A Car For The 24 Hours Of Spa

BMW plans to modify a Z4 GT3 not only to accommodate world's toughest double-amputee Alex Zanardi, but other drivers as well. According to Axis of Oversteer, the team will participate in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, but the team has an interesting design challenge to make it work. »3/18/15 5:50pm3/18/15 5:50pm

This Race Car Driver Went From Near Death To Paralympic Gold

Just after September 11, 2001, the CART racing series held what was pretty much the first international sporting event after the terrorist attacks at the Lausitzring Circuit in Germany. But instead of signaling some sort of return to normalcy, it ended in a horrific accident involving 1997/1998 series champion Alex… »9/05/12 12:30pm9/05/12 12:30pm

How ex-racing champ Alex Zanardi won the New York City Marathon without legs

Alex Zanardi was one of the fastest men on four wheels — winning two CART championships — that is, until a devastating accident in 2001 cost him his legs. But losing his legs hasn't meant he's lost his competitive drive. A decade later and Zanardi's now one of the fastest men on three wheels, winning the handcycle… »11/07/11 12:00pm11/07/11 12:00pm

Never Say Die: Alex Zanardi Hops Back Into an F1 Car

We have to say, we can't not back Alex Zanardi, who lost his legs five years ago in a CART wreck with fellow Alex — and fellow vowel-ending-surnamed racing driver — Tagliani. For the first time since his stint with Williams in '99, Zanardi got back into a Formula One car, trading his normal size-9 prosthetic feet for… »11/24/06 2:45pm11/24/06 2:45pm