TRIUMPH FOR ZANARDI AT "CASCHI D'ORO" CELEBRATION
15th, 2001 - We were waiting that moment since last september when
Alessandro lost both legs and finally that moment it's arrived, it was an incredible emotion to see Alessandro Zanardi to leave is wheelchair to stand up
Like in the past years, during the celebration were awarded the most worthy drivers and constructors; amongst the awarded, there were Michael Schumacher as F1 World Champion, Jean Todt on behalf of Ferrari as F1 Constructor World
Champion), Corrado Provera on behalf of Peugeot as Rally Constructor World
"I wish to thank all the friends ...." tried to say Alessandro but immediately was silenced by another applause, ".... I wish to thank my friends of Autosprint, I wish to thank and to greet the people of the stall .... and then I wish to say a few words to those this evening are here as simple fans, you are the people that sent to me the e-mails to which I couldn't reply yet, you are the people that wrote to me that letters I read even when I was at Berlin with some phleboclysis attached, you are those always have supported me in the bad and in the good moments but above all in the good moments when you was jumping on the chair for some of my overtakings in USA, you are those whom I dedicate this evening".
And about his condition:
"I'm not able to walk yet but this is (to stand up) the first step of the most important race, I have an
extraordinary team, the famous Dr.Costa ....." and then Alessandro was stopped by a very long applause.
The video of Alessandro receiving his prize at "Caschi d'Oro" celebration 4342 KB