Vita

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

F1 Racing - - YOU - WORDS AN­THONY PEA­COCK PIC­TURES MAX PEEF

“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

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