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5 F1 racers with surprising off-track talents - Slide 5 of 5

As the current F1 season bundles up with the championship being decided, the time is right to take a lighter look at such a gruelingly competitive sport and its stars.

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Formula One is known to produce super talented racers who excite, thrill and take viewers to an endless road of daredevilry in a competition of nerves, race after race. We have seen the likes of Senna, Prost, Alonso, Schumacher come and do the unthinkable but there lies a legion of talented stars of F1 who are gifted in more ways than one could imagine. 

More often than not, the same racing talents that we get used to seeing ace from the insides of the car's cockpits often unfurl amazing skills and talents in their lives outside Formula One.

Not everyone knows these hidden talents of star drivers but those who notice them closely will understand that driving at high speeds aren't the only charming traits that come easy to these gifted athletes. 

#5 Jarno Trulli - wine-making

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Jarno Trulli Wine making
Trulli has his own official line of wines, which retail on his vineyard and in stores

The tall and lanky Jarno Trulli is amongst the finest talents in F1 that sadly never quite made the most of it in the utterly competitive sport. The former racing driver, born in Pescara, Italy has always struggled for form on the racing track but not for grip and consistency in life in his life outside F1's competitive grind.

A close friend of both Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella, he has had anything but a lackluster life outside the F1 track. Not many know about  Trulli's special hidden talent. The man behind a 14 long stint in Formula One having raced for top notch racing outfits including Minardi, Jordan, Lotus and many more is a seasoned wine expert. And he doesn't only possess the refinement of truly being a wine connoisseur but is in fact quite an expert in making it.  

He is an accomplished Viticulturist. A decade and a half ago, he traveled to Pescara, his birthplace and took a small pilgrimage to the resplendently beautiful locales of Podere Castorani. There, he purchased a 35 hectare farm land to begin making wine, which he now cultivates from homegrown grapes.

He specializes in the Montepulciano style of Wine and also imports Grapes from different parts of the world and makes 18 different styles of wine, including red, white, rose. He’s even produced a whopping 60,000 bottles of Wine in a season where he was competing in international motor racing

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