Final month, former CART champion and F1 driver Alessandro ‘Alex’ Zanardi had a terrifying crash in a Handbike occasion. This was sufficient to land him in hospital and in a coma.
Now, the veteran Italian is on the mend at a rehabilitation clinic in Milan, however he has since been transferred to Intensive Care.
Worryingly, Zanardi’s son Niccolo admitted his fears of his father dropping his eyesight and his capacity to speak. He confessed that the rehabilitation course of might take a very long time.
Because it seems, the veteran racer suffered critical facial and head accidents when a lorry struck his handbike at an indication occasion.
Alex Zanardi: Racing Profession in F1 and IndyCar
Chronologically, the 53-year outdated, raced in F1 from 1991 to 1994, earlier than switching to the CART IndyCar sequence from 1996 to 98. In 1999, he was again in Components One, earlier than going again to IndyCar in 2001.
Whereas not significantly profitable in F1, Zanardi received the 1997 and 1998 IndyCar championships with Chip Ganassi Racing. Sadly, he misplaced each of his legs in a terrifying Indy automotive crash in Germany in 2001.
Lately, the rehab clinic’s priest, Father Luca Poli, spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport in regards to the Paralympic champion. He stated, “Alex Zanardi is simply typically aware, and he will get drained rapidly. Generally he’s awake, typically not.
“After the switch from Siena to right here, he was very drained and I might solely see him briefly. I additionally couldn’t take his hand as a result of we’ve got to maintain our distance from the sufferers in these occasions.
“Worryingly, Valduce Hospital well being director Claudio Zanado revealed that senior medical made a joint choice. Once they consulted with head of the Division of Specialist Rehabilitation Villa Beretta, Dr. Franco Molteni, they elected to switch him.”
Zanado wrote in a letter, “Ample means and sufficient help have been used on the Intensive Care Division of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. As of now, it’s specified that no additional info on the case can be launched.”