The memory of a special day on the Pista Azzurra in Jesolo, Italy, with a “Master” who has raced in 256 Formula One Grand Prix’s and has always remained in love with karting.

It is a winter day in 2011. The sun is low on the horizon, and the temperature is not very hot. Jesolo kart circuit is dozing off with only a few enthusiasts around, but on the track side the excitement is palpable.

The reason for such excitement is quickly explained: wearing a simple gray tracksuit, with a bit of a vintage looking white and blue helmet, a man is preparing the last details on his kart, a man who has in his curriculum 256 Grand Prix races in F1, of which he won 6, in addition to a Karting World Championship title (in 1974, in Portugal), and an endless collection of trophies earned during a one of a kind career: Riccardo Patrese…