Features - News Feature
MAY 1, 1991
Sandro Nannini returns to the F1 paddock
BY JOE SAWARD
"At the moment I don't feel anything in my right hand because the growth of the nerves is very slow," he says. "I can close the hand a little, but we must wait. I think I need three more months to feel something in the hand and then, I think, I'm not sure, that there are three more months before I start to move the muscles of the hand.
"I have a little problem with the muscles in the arm too, because they have stuck to the bone. Hopefully we can free the muscles within a month, but it may be a year. I do not know and nor do the doctors."
And the left arm?
"My left hand is still a problem but it is powerful now. The problem is to close the hand completely because it is still locked in the palm area. I do not know when, but it will come back 100%. It is getting better because I am starting to use the hand. I am working in the gym and jogging to get fit."
You are still fighting to get back to F1?
"I know in my mind that it will be a miracle if I get back to F1. I am OK in my head. I know the problem and the doctors are very truthful with me. It's going to be very difficult, but even if there was only 1% chance, I would still do it. I know it may not be possible, but in my head I still think it is possible. But you know my head is sometimes very crazy..."
When do you think you will be able to drive a racing car again?
"I don't know. Maybe I can drive mechanically, without feeling anything. That would be a start. I don't know. Maybe in September. I hope so."