Speed Week: Forza Italia
Twenty cylinders, £405,000 and 1,145bhp all wrapped up in two beautiful packages
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
A gaggle of tiny Filipino women decide that we are either famous or filthy rich. Far too polite to disappoint, we pose for photos, sign autographs and offer them complimentary tickets to our next stadium tour. Then they drag us over to their stall, where we become guests of honour at the ceremonial butchering of a barbecued suckling pig. A man wielding a three-foot machete slices off the pig's snout, slaps it on a paper plate and hands it to me. Mmm, nostrils. Crunchy nostrils.