Frédéric Sausset is a remarkable man. In 2012, after contracting a deadly form of septicemia while on holiday just a few weeks after attending the 24 Hours of LeMans, the 46-year old businessman and motorsport enthusiast was to have his four limbs amputated.
He recalls while recovering in hospital, that he knew a key part of his rehabilitation would be to refocus his life not just to make sense of his disability but more important, to challenge his abilities.
It was here that with the support of family and friends, his dream of competing at Le Mans as only the second disabled driver to take part in a major FIA endurance race began to take shape; a dream he dubbed his ‘race for life’.
Fred has always had a passion for motor racing and wanted his entry into the sport to be at a high level, where he would push not only his limits but those of engineering and technology.