Top Gear meets Dario Franchitti
Triple Indycar champion, married to a movie star, car nut. Super Dario lets his driving do the talking in a Fezza face-off
Posted: 28 May 2012
He then hops in with me, and we head to his place, where we plunder a battery from his original 1981 911 Turbo. He's got a garage set-up to die for. It's not immaculate - there are mountain bikes on the floor next to bits of Indycar and the Aprilia he broke his back on - but it's very cool. Especially the donut marks in the courtyard.
Back with the F40, we quickly switch the batteries as Joe warns us about the bloke whose parking space the Ferrari currently occupies. This purple-faced specimen duly shows up, swears at us, and Dario reveals his Italian underpinnings by haring off in the newly fixed F40. Joe and I look at each other and take off after him. There have been hints of a possible short fuse: the 458 ownership experience, the F355 he shipped to the US and shipped straight back again because he got fed up with being stopped by the cops, but on the whole he's been utterly, utterly affable.