He entered formula one in 2007 with mclaren, with whom he won 21 grands prix, before moving to mercedes in 20 where, to date, he has won 63 races. Alex zanardi was born in bologna, italy, son of dino and anna zanardi. Exf1 driver zanardi wins gold again rio paralympics 2016 former formula 1 driver alex zanardi continued his dominance of paralympic handcycling by. Former f1 driver alex zanardi wins third paralympic gold. Max verstappen makes history in spain, becoming the youngest ever winner in formula 1. His total of 84 wins is the second highest of all time. Former f1 ace alex zanardi wins paralympics silver, 15 years to the day. The formula one world drivers championship wdc is the most successful formula one race car driver of the year.
Former formula 1 driver alex zanardi is one of the most wellknown faces on the. Weir quitting trackracing at 37 after failing to win an individual medal in rio. By brad anderson posted on september 15, 2016 january 17, 2018. Former formula one driver alex zanardi of italy has won the gold medal in the 16kilometer 10mile handcycling time trial at the 2012 london paralympics. But 2018 was far from being his best year as he failed to reach the podium at his home road world championships in maniago, italy. Former f1 and cart driver alex zanardi wins paralympic gold. First time pure f1 driver pov full hd extreme lucas di grassi. Paralympics cyclist alex zanardi wins gold at rio youtube.
Former formula one driver alex zanardi wins gold at rio paralympics for cycling. Charles leclerc secured his first ever f1 win at spa so lets take a look back at how some of colleagues on the 2019 grid first tasted victory. The incredible story of exformula 1 driver amputee alex zanardi. Best male athlete, best female athlete, best team performance, best paralympic games debut and exemplary paralympic games official. Alex zanardi wins paralympic silver medal 15 years on from. Latest news feature the best debuts in f1 history 08 apr 2016 share mclaren reserve stoffel vandoorne drew praise from peers, pundits and fans alike after his assured maiden drive to a pointscoring tenth place in bahrain last weekend, standing in at short notice for the injured fernando alonso. On winning in rio, he paid tribute to ayrton senna, the brazilian formula one driver killed in a crash at the 1994 san marino grand prix. Find out what theyre like to photograph and be around in this 10 minute video. First time pure f1 driver pov full hd extreme youtube.
He also raced in formula one from 19911994 and again in 1999. The incredible story of exformula 1 driver amputee alex zanardi that inspired last legs alex brookers moving speech. On the eve of the 15 th anniversary since losing his legs in a motorsport accident, former formula 1 driver alex zanardi has won a gold medal in the paralympics. Former formula one driver alex zanardi is enjoying more glory in the on going rio paralympics after winning the hand cycling time trial race almost exactly 15 year since the horrific motor accident that took both of his legs. Formula 1 races that were not qualification rounds. List of formula one world drivers champions simple. Formula 1 driver daniel ricciardo breaks down racing.
The former formula 1 driver won paralympic gold in the h5 road time trial at rio 2016 on the eve of the 15year anniversary of the motorsport crash that saw him lose both his legs. Wehrlein arrived in f1 off the back of a titlewinning dtm campaign. Former formula 1 driver alex zanardi claims gold 15 years after losing his legs in crash. Alex zanardi wins hearts in pole position twenty one years after competing at the motorracing circuit as an f3000 driver, italys alex zanardi who also raced in f1 returned to brands hatch to light up the games, striking double gold in the handcycling events. Formula one driver who lost his legs in a crash wins. Who is the greatest formula one driver of all time. Former formula one driver alessandro zanardi on wednesday won again at a motor racing circuit by taking paralympic gold in the mens individual h4 handcycle timetrial.
Max verstappen is the youngest winner of a grand prix. Zanardi wins paralympic gold on eve of 15th anniversary of fateful crash 15 sep, 2016. Nearly 18 years after losing his legs in a horrific crash, 52yearold alex zanardi, a twotime cart series champion turned paralympian, is returning to an american racetrack for the first time. Vettel to finish second in the abu dhabi grand prix as rival lewis hamilton won the race. This page handles statistics for the formula 1 between the years 1950 and 2020. The drivers championship was first awarded in 1950, to giuseppe farina. F1s only olympic medalist is alex zanardi, who has won six handcycling paralympic medals, including four golds, in 2012 and 2016. Verstappens maiden win spanish grand prix 2016 youtube. Alex zanardis win in the rio paralympics 2016 comes on the eve of the 15th anniversary when he lost his legs in a high speed car crash. The former formula one driver took the paralympic gold medal in paracycling a hand cycle powered by the arms at the brands hatch race track, posting a time of 24 minutes, 50. On the eve of the 15th anniversary since losing his legs in a motorsport accident, former formula 1 driver alex zanardi has won a gold medal in.
The 49yearold italian, who won two gold medals at london 2012, prevailed out of a 10man field in 28 minutes, 36. Alex zanardi wins paralympic handcycling gold medal in rio. Kym focuses on the wives and girlfriends of 7 of the current crop of f1 drivers. Ranking the best formula 1 drivers to never win the world. It featured the 67th formula one world championship, a motor racing championship for formula one cars which.
Italian former formula 1 driver alex zanardi continued his dominance of paralympic handcycling by adding the h5 road time. List of formula one world drivers champions wikipedia. List of formula one grand prix wins by lewis hamilton. But according to a new statistical analysis by scientists at the university of sheffield in england, its juan manuel fangio see him in action in the video above and the gif below. Rio haryanto, ret, 17, 21, ret, 17, 15, 19, 18, 16, ret, 21, 20, 0. Nico rosberg seals 2016 f1 championship, lewis hamilton wins. Rio haryanto may have been the latest pay driver to grace the f1 grid. One year earlier, he had claimed the time trial h5 title and had taken silver in the road race h5 at the road worlds in pietermaritzburg, south africa. Inspirational former f1 star alex zanardi wins gold.
September 15, 2016 0 comments in car news by richard aucock italian racing driver alessandro zanardi has won his third paralympic gold medal in the 2016 rio games with victory in the. Zanardi is now a pioneer in disability sport na he. The former formula one driver took the paralympic gold medal wednesday in paracycling a. Fifteen years ago, italian racing driver alex zanardi lost both of his legs in a horrific crash during a cart race at the lausitzring in germany. Exf1 driver zanardi wins 3rd paralympic gold f1 news. List of formula one olympians the formula 1 wiki fandom. Former formula 1 driver alex zanardi won a paralympic gold medal on the eve of the 15year anniversary of when he lost his legs in a. Former f1 driver alex zanardi is a paralympic gold medal winner once again with victory in the hand cycling time trial road race in rio. Zanardi wins paralympic gold on eve of 15th anniversary of.
Alex zanardi wins gold on eve of 15year crash anniversary last updated on 14 september 2016 14 september 2016. Zanardi also won gold in the mixed road team relay and silver in the road race in brazil. It was zanardis third gold after triumphing twice in london 2012. Top 10 highest driver win percentages race youtube. Stirling moss leads tony brooks at the 1958 german grand prix. The world championship of drivers has been held since 1950.
Paralympic sport awards international paralympic committee. He won the cart championship in 1997 and 1998 in north america. Former f1 driver alex zanardi wins third paralympic gold medal. Luigi fagioli is the oldest winner of a formula one grand prix. Exformula one driver, who lost legs in crash, wins. Former f1 driver alex zanardi has won paralympic silver in the handcycling road race, 15 years to the day he lost both legs in a horrific cart crash. The incredible story of exformula 1 driver amputee alex.
Zanardi wins third paralympic gold 14 sep 2016 share former f1 driver alex zanardi claimed his third paralympic handcycling gold medal on wednesday after triumphing in. Nico rosberg clinched his maiden formula 1 world championship by holding off. In september 2012 he won gold medals at the london paralympics in the individual h4 time trial and. Driver records listed here include all rounds which formed part of the world championship since 1950. Alex zanardi, a former formula 1 driver, repeated as paralympic handcycling time trial gold medalist on wednesday, just one day before the 15year anniversary of the horrific car crash in which he lost both his legs. Former f1 driver alex zanardi broke down in tears after winning a gold medal at the 2016 paralympic games in rio just one day before the 15th anniversary of the motorsport crash in germany in which he lost his legs. Exformula one driver, who lost legs in crash, wins paralympic gold in handcycling alex zanardi, who is from italy, lost both legs in 2001 race car crash in germany the associated press. Revisit the most dramatic moments of the 2016 f1 season. Exf1 driver alex zanardi wins gold at 2012 paralympics. He was amputated soon after the accident while racing in the cart series in lausitzring germany in september 2001. The first driver to win more than one championship was alberto ascari, in 1952 and 1953. The paralympic sport awards honour top athletes and officials, recognising their achievements from the most recent paralympic games. Former f1 driver alessandro zanardi wins paralympic gold. Former f1 driver who lost both legs, wins paralympic gold.
Alessandro zanardi is an italian professional racing driver and paracyclist. Ranking the best formula 1 drivers to never win the world title. Scientists name greatest formula one driver of all time in. Alex zanardi has repeated his 2012 paralympic gold medal victory in the handcycling time trial today, just before the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific cart series racing crash that amputated. Alex zanardi won his third paralympic gold medal on wednesday, sept. The incredible story of exformula 1 driver amputee alex zanardi that. His family moved to the town of castel maggiore on the citys outskirts when he was four.1173 1301 1275 422 160 956 1421 1475 276 848 1037 565 740 199 850 348 1063 1046 899 685 160 479 1456 1269 33 540 1036 1337 460 165 428 1662 926 1632 79 634 1405 1471 493 1132 133 1270 1444 1223 620 249