October 1, 2018

The one who's behind the wheel for everyone

His four limbs were amputated after contracting a deadly infection, but Frédéric Sausset achieved his dream when he finished the world’s most prestigious car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We followed him as he takes on his next challenge: building the first racing team of disabled drivers.
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It would be hard to find a better example of courage and humility. In the summer of 2012, while on vacation in the Landes region, Frédéric suffered a slight injury to his finger and contracted an extremely rare, necrotizing blood infection. He fell into a coma, and when he woke up one month later, his four limbs had been amputated.

Unable to accept the idea that his disability could stop him from fulfilling his life ambitions, Frédéric decided that very winter of 2012 to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He raced in “the most difficult race in the world” in 2016, with AXA’s support, and finished 36th.