Alessandro Nannini’s Formula 1 career was cut brutally short in 1990, when his right forearm was severed in a helicopter accident. But that fateful day has served only to heighten his appetite for savouring life’s joys
“This is the music from my era… and this is how I like to listen to it!”
Suddenly we’re off, in a dusty Bentley Continental convertible that would eat most Ferraris for breakfast, the Tuscan scenery blurring past to the incongruous soundtrack of a 1980s mega mix: one classic disco anthem merging seamlessly into another at a volume that makes the nely crafted windscreen vibrate.
Then come the tight hairpin corners in the hills above Siena: cue impossibly late braking, with the two-tonne mass of Bentley struggling to slow itself, a violent turnin, just a slight correction and, in a haze of tyre and cigarette smoke, James Bond’s