Alex Zanardi It is an example of overcoming in the world of sport. The ex-pilot of the Formula 1 He had a very serious accident a year ago, which left him in a coma and with serious risk of losing his life. However, as the months went by, the Italian was recovering and this Tuesday news was confirmed that brings relief to motor sport lovers.
Zanardi had to face multiple operations after the severe accident he had in 2020. While contesting a hand bike race, he was run over by a truck coming down the road. Zanardi lost control of his bike. During his hospitalization, Zanardi was induced into a coma and intubated due to a severe brain injury from the shock.
The son of the former team driver Williams He gave an interview to Sport Mediaset, and communicated encouraging news about his father’s state of health. “He has been conscious for a while, for a few months. Little by little their conditions are improving. They are small steps, but we know that it is a long road and that it will take a long time, “he confirmed.
Despite the great news, the Paralympic medalist has a long process ahead of him, and his son says he does not know what the consequences of the crash will be. «No one can tell us what he can do again. Yes, it is improving, but we know it is a very long road. In recent months we have never stopped showing our support and our affection.
Alex Zanardi raced in Formula 1 in the years 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1999. He went through the teams Jordan, Lotus, Minardi and Williams, where he did not have great results. After his passage through the highest category, he went to the IndyCar, where in 2001 he had an accident that resulted in the amputation of both legs. This caused Zanardi to become a Paralympic cyclist. In this specialty he obtained four gold medals, the last one in the games of Rio 2016.
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