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OCTOBER 26, 2006

Zanardi's F1 test

Five years after he lost both legs in an accident in Champ Car racing, Alex Zanardi is to get back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car with a test of a BMW Sauber being planned at the forthcoming BMW World Finals in Valencia on November 26. The car will have to be altered to allow him to use a hand throttle and a bigger brake pedal and he will have to squeeze himself in to the narrow cockpit but the plan is for a few demonstration laps to give him another taste of F1 power and to inspire the youngsters who will be present for the big BMW event.