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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 โ€” and fellow vowel-ending-surnamed racing driver โ€” 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 a pair of 4 1/2s (how rad is being able to change your shoe size on a whim?) and whipped four laps around the Valencia circuit. That guy must have more chest hair than Donkey Kong. R k. [Thanks to Scott for the tip.]

Alex Zanardi Makes Heroic Return to F1 [Contra Costa Times]

Out of Step, With the IRL! [Internal]