Where are they now - life after motorsport

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Where are they now - life after motorsport

Post by erwin greven » 4 years ago

Some retire completely like Eddie Irvine, but some keep on racing.

first example:

Giancarlo Fisichella
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Post by erwin greven » 4 years ago

jamesallenonf1.com wrote:A visit to Jarno Trulli’s vineyard

I was on holiday in Italy with my family recently and we went to visit Jarno Trulli’s vineyard, Podere Castorani, which is about an hour outside Pescara on Italy’s Adriatic Coast.

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The Abruzzo region is Italy’s third most important wine growing region and it has more grapes growing there than there are in the whole of Australia.

I’ve been wanting to go there for years, as a big fan of Italian red wines and particularly Jarno’s. He uses Montepulciano grapes and the wines have a lovely rounded taste.

Jarno’s grandfather was a wine maker and he spent a lot of time with him among the vines when he was a kid. Jarno’s manager Lucio Cavuto is also from a wine making family. Together they bought the estate, which dates back to 1793 and the two families have invested around £5 million into the business and brought it up to the point where they now have 26 different wines in their range. They sell 800,000 bottles a year and are regularly winning prizes around the world. One of their white wines recently won the International Wine Challenge in the UK. Their target is to sell 2 million bottles a year and to be one of the most important winemakers in Italy.

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The estate owns 35 hectares of vines, with another 40 hectares rented from neighbours. They are currently building accommodation, so up to 30 people at a time can stay there. The old house was due to be part of this programme, but it was damaged in the recent earthquake and may have to be totally rebuilt.

Jarno is passionate about his wines and had a hand in developing the premium wine in the range, a full bodied red wine called Jarno. When he gets talking about it you can see his passion and depth of knowledge.

Typical of someone who works in Formula 1, the attention to detail and quest for perfection are clear to see. They use modern versions of the old vertical press system, which is far more time consuming and expensive than the new horizontal presses used by most large scale winemakers, but it means better quality wine and that is what matters to them. Everything is about quality.

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They use natural corks and these take 48 hours to settle once the wine has been bottled. In a perfect world you should turn the bottles several times during this period. Most people can’t be bothered, but at Podere Castorani they turn the bottles. It’s that classic F1 mentality of paying attention to the details.

Each of the partners has clear responsibilities; Jarno is in charge of publicity and image. He makes a number of sales trips every year, particularly to the USA and Canada, which is their number one market.

After the visit we all went to a nearby restaurant for lunch, which lasted about 3 hours. Podere Castorani welcomes visitors, so if you find yourself in the area, drop in, take a look around and have a taste.
http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2009/08/a ... -vineyard/
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Post by Motorsportrace » 4 years ago

erwin greven wrote:Some retire completely like Eddie Irvine, but some keep on racing.

first example:

Giancarlo Fisichella
Fisichella is also a commentator for RAI when it broadcasts the races live.
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Post by kals » 4 years ago

Great idea for a topic. I've moved to the Nostalgia section.

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Post by Cheeveer » 4 years ago

I saw an ad in Motor Sport Magazine for an organic farm in England run by Jody Scheckter. Thought that was pretty cool.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 years ago

Cheeveer wrote:I saw an ad in Motor Sport Magazine for an organic farm in England run by Jody Scheckter. Thought that was pretty cool.
https://www.laverstokepark.co.uk/
It has been featured on TV before.... Certainly it's more eco friendly than his previous business.
After his retirement from F1, he founded FATS Inc, a company which built firearms training simulators for military, law enforcement and security organisations. The sale of the company provided funds to allow Scheckter to help the racing careers of his sons Tomas and Toby.


Juat having a look at the website Cheeveer linked and found out about the TV show I mentioned before...
ITV1’s Sugar Free Farm
Laverstoke Park Farm provided the setting for ITV1’s Sugar Free Farm. This is what ITV1 said about it:

“Going cold turkey from sugar can be seriously tough and Sugar Free Farm sets out to put this to the test. Six famous faces undergo a dietary experiment: living entirely without sugar for two weeks. Turning their backs on the modern food industry, they live and work on a country farm in return for their share of healthy, wholesome food. Breaking their addiction to sugar will push their bodies to the limits.

Embarking on the radical regime are musical theatre star Jane McDonald, comedian Rory McGrath, quiz mastermind and Chaser Mark Labbett, actress Tupele Dorgu, TOWIE’s James ‘Arg’ Argent and dancer Jennifer Ellison.”

“This is going to be difficult for me to keep up because life’s too short not to have a scone.” Jane McDonald.

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Post by erwin greven » 4 years ago

This is why i always liked Damon that much! WDC and then going to a low profile festival.
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Post by NooDle » 4 years ago

Is that Johnny Herbert in the bottom left corner with the loud shirt?

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Post by erwin greven » 4 years ago

:haha:
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Post by erwin greven » 4 years ago

Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Post by Antonov » 1 year ago

We know that Jarno Trulli went back to his wine plantations, that Jamie Alguesuari pursued a career in modern sounds, that Jody Scheckter has his own farm, and that Zanardi does things one can only admire.

Other drivers you can think of that are no longer around fixtures in the F1 paddock, and have moved on to other things?

I came across this of Frentzen recently:


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Post by John » 1 year ago

Frentzen IS David Duchovny.
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Post by kals » 1 year ago

John wrote:
1 year ago
Frentzen IS David Duchovny.
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BTW, his 1997 and 1998 team mate currently races in the Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

Eddie Irvine is doing absolutely great.
Former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine (52) raced for Jordan, Ferrari and Jaguar and won four Grand Prix. He turned to full-time property developing when his motorsport career finished in 2002 after making an estimated €45m from the sport. He has since invested large amounts in property and other developments as far afield as Miami, where he sold three luxury homes for €27m in 2013, and Northern Ireland. In 2018, he opted to rent out one $21m Miami Beach home for a reported $180,000 a month. He bought an island in the Bahamas and the nearby Exuma Yacht Club in 2011 and is reported to have invested $10m (€8.8m) into turning it into a luxury resort.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

PTRACER wrote:
1 year ago
Eddie Irvine is doing absolutely great.
Former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine (52) raced for Jordan, Ferrari and Jaguar and won four Grand Prix. He turned to full-time property developing when his motorsport career finished in 2002 after making an estimated €45m from the sport. He has since invested large amounts in property and other developments as far afield as Miami, where he sold three luxury homes for €27m in 2013, and Northern Ireland. In 2018, he opted to rent out one $21m Miami Beach home for a reported $180,000 a month. He bought an island in the Bahamas and the nearby Exuma Yacht Club in 2011 and is reported to have invested $10m (€8.8m) into turning it into a luxury resort.
Eddie is now worth US$120 million

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