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
But what really matters to us is not what he's achieved, but the fact he's a total car nut. Total. He has other hobbies, of course, but as he puts it, "I play about with other stuff, but cars are it, that's what I love doing. I could talk about cars, read about cars, drive cars every day - and all aspects." Topics for today will include Ariel's Atom Mugen, both winter and run-flat tyres, old Alfas, his Mum's Honda CR-V, his wife's original Mini, his 2004 Merc E55, TG's long-term E63 wagon.
He hops lightly out of the F40, smiles easily, is horrified that Joe (the photographer) and I have driven 400 miles already today and is genuinely excited about the prospect of driving the 458 back-to-back with his F40 on one of his favourite roads. He's straight over to the 458, "Ah, I should've had these seats in mine."