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Watch the trailer for an upcoming Alex Zanardi documentary film

The word “legend” is overused but in Alex Zanardi’s case, the word doesn’t do the guy justice. Having lost both his legs in a horrific IndyCar accident, Zanardi is now a para-cycling master, winning two Paralympic gold medals and the world para-cycling championship a casual eight times.The Italian even continues to race in motorsport and this new documentary, No Limits...
Via Fox Sports
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR News and Notes – Oct. 8, 2015

1. IMS Start-Finish Line Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2. INDYCAR Community Joins Forces for House Build 3. Rare Race-Worn Firesuits Headline Newest Wilson Auction Items 4. Team USA Scholarship Winners Named 5. Zanardi Returns to Compete in Ironman World Championship 6. Bourdais, de Silvestro Racing at Bathurst 1000 1. IMS Start-Finish Line Goes Pink for Breast Cancer...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Column: IndyCar is clearly too risky; time to shut it down

Justin Wilson. Dan Wheldon. Paul Dana. Dead. Tony Renna. Greg Moore. Scott Brayton. Dead. Alex Zanardi. Sam Schmidt. Davey Hamilton. Maimed for life. Dario Franchitti. Cristiano da Matta. Kenny Brack. Forced to retire. James Hinchcliffe. Mikhail Aleshin. Mike Conway. Lucky to be alive. Enough already. After the latest tragedy in IndyCar - Wilson's death from being struck on the top...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Marc VDS BMW wins 24 Hours of Spa

After coming up short on numerous occasions in recent years, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS broke through to claim a monumental victory in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, giving BMW its first major endurance win for the Z4 GT3. Nick Catsburg took the No. 46 BMW across the line one lap ahead of Nico Mueller's No. 2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT's entry, denying Audi a 24-hour repeat with...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Audi on pole for 24 Hours of Spa

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT will start the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa from the overall pole, thanks to a quick lap by Frank Stippler in Friday's Super Pole at Spa-Francorchamps. The Audi GT factory driver reeled off a best lap of 2:18.130 in his No. 2 Audi R8 LMS, edging out challenges from McLaren and Ferrari in the hard-fought session. Stippler, who will share driving duties this...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Zanardi set for 24 Hours of Spa debut in specially equipped BMW

Over the last few months, a team of nine engineers at BMW Motorsport developed several technical solutions that will allow Alex Zanardi to compete in this weekend's Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Italian's first race that he will share the wheel of a car with co-drivers. The objective was clear: Develop a car that can be raced for 24 hours without having to make compromises for both...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Zanardi set for Blancpain Endurance debut at Paul Ricard

Alex Zanardi is set to make his endurance racing debut, having completed a successful shakedown of a specially modified BMW Z4 GT3 ahead of this weekend’s Blancpain Endurance Series 1000 at Paul Ricard. The 48-year-old Italian, who lost both of his legs in a Champ Car crash in 2001, will share the wheel of a car for the first time, teaming with fellow BMW factory drivers Bruno...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Zanardi to compete in 24 Hours of Spa

Alex Zanardi will compete in the Total 24 Hours of Spa this year, a new challenge for the Italian, as he’ll share his cockpit with other drivers for the first time. After a break of four years, Zanardi returned to racing in 2014 as a BMW works driver and competed solo in the Blancpain Sprint Series with a BMW Z4 GT3 modified to his special needs. The Spa 24 Hours - and endurance...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Alex Zanardi praises Hamilton, critiques 2015 Ferrari lineup

Alex Zanardi, the former F1 driver who has inspired millions with his feats in the wake of his 2001 crash and injuries, says F1 crowned the deserving champion in 2014. "I am not talking about the car, I'm talking about the driver," he told the Ferrari insider Leo Turrini's Quotidiano blog. "In my opinion, (Lewis) Hamilton is the best of anyone who drives a car at the moment. Perhaps...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Zanardi appears on 'The Late Show with David Letterman'

Last month, Alex Zanari became an Ironman when he completed his first ever triathlon in Hawaii. “It is fantastic and I will treasure this day in my heart for the rest of my life,” said the 47-year-old Italian, after completing the event. Zanardi lost both of his legs in a motor racing crash at the Lausitzring in September 2001. He lost consciousness after suffering from massive...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Zanardi completes triathlon using only his arms

Alex Zanardi may have lost both of his legs in a CART crash in 2001, but he hasn’t let that stop him from doing what he loves. The 47-year-old Italian continues to race and win in various races around the world today, whether behind the wheel of a BMW sports car or at the 2012 London Paralympic Games where he won two gold medals. Saturday, however, Zanardi got to add another accomplishment...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Oct. 9, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Montoyas live spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month Foyt team expands with Indianapolis-area base Lazier to serve as Iowa homecoming grand marshal  Zanardi to compete in Ironman World Championships Montoyas live spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month: Juan Pablo Montoya works without a script, which allows the Verizon...
Via On Pit Road
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Moving 'Touch the Sky' clip features story of Alex Zanardi

A newly released 3-minute video feature with Italian race car driver Alex Zanardi has quickly gained popularity amongst motor racing fans through social media. Zanardi, 47, lost both of his legs in a horrifying CART incident in Germany in 2001. Zanardi rebounded and has taken up motor racing again as well as paracycling. He has won multiple World Touring Car Championship and paracycling...
Via Fox Sports
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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