An F1 driver who lost his legs in a racing crash comes back and does the impossible.

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An F1 driver who lost his legs in a racing crash comes back and does the impossible.

For Alex Zanardi, a life-threatening crash was only the beginning of a new chapter.

The Italian F1 driver was already a star when he suffered his near-fatal accident at the Lausitzring in Germany. He lost both his legs, but not his optimism for life.

After he recovered, he did the impossible: he came back to win races in the World Touring Car Championship, two gold medals at the Paralympics in London 2012 and another in Rio 2016, on the eve of the 15-year anniversary of the crash.

Director Tim Hahne spent a day with the true hero at his house in Padua, talking about his life and his perspective on adversity. His last words of the video describe him best at 2:39…

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