Dr Stephen Olvey has been involved in saving lives and improving safety in motorsports for nearly 50 years, primarily in his role as Medical Director for the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) racing series in the US, a position that he held from 1979 to 2003. He remains active in motorsports as a member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile Medical Commission, a consultant to Indy Car Series and Motor Sports Director of the University of Miami Concussion Program. He is an associate professor of clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
As Medical Director for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) in the USA, Dr Olvey helped save Alex Zanardi's life - hence Alex's foreword to the book.
Dario Franchitti is the 17th driver to win Indy 500 more than once, the first coming in 2007. Dario hails from Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, but currently resides in Tennessee.