JANUARY 24, 2000
The 33-year-old Italian is expected to take a year off to decide what to do in the future. Logic dictates that he will probably look for work in America, but Alex is under pressure from his family to stay in Europe and avoid racing on ovals. It is possible that he will decide to retire. He has made a considerable amount of money in racing and so does not need to work.
Zanardi's failure to shine in F1 has been something of a mystery and although another Grand Prix team might take a risk and decide to give him another chance, this is not thought to be very likely at the moment.