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
It's not scary (well, not from my point of view, at least) because Dario drives with the calm authority of the true professional. As a device for challenging a driver, I can't think of a more intimidating combination than this Ferrari and this road, yet he smoothly deals with the spiky power delivery and the ‘active' (and occasionally airborne) rear end. I particularly liked that he drove with the windows down a touch, made sure to open the taps when passing walls and rockfaces and grinned at the resultant sound effects. He's changed the exhausts on pretty much every car he's owned.
It also helps that he's owned the F40 for 12 years, it never goes out in the rain, it's never been on a track (none of his road cars have) and has never let him down.