One would imagine that a professional race driver would mostly occupy himself with
sportive activities. Indeed, the page about "Fitness" details how Emanuele keeps his
body in physical shape. Yet, he still finds time for other varied interests.
The three-time touring champion patiently assembles model kits of car and plane
miniatures. Instead of just purchasing ready-made models, he rather enjoys the tinkering
itself. Neatly arranged, the final results are eventually shown in a glass display - one of
the few places which are off-limits to his kids.
Besides his miniature models, his house is decorated with no less than 200 figures of
frogs from around the globe, either received as gifts or bought as souvenirs. So if you're
looking for the perfect gift - another frog is a sure winner.
In the fall, the family packs up and heads from their residence in Monaco to the nearby
Maritime Alps. Here they take long walks, seeking out and collecting wild mushrooms.
After a hectic racing season full of engagements, the tranquility of the woods is a great
way to relax.
Almost expected from a race driver, Emanuele is a fan of fine wrist watches. Unlike others
in his profession however, his collection is measured in single units.
Scuba diving is a great opportunity for Emanuele to combine water sports with his
creative side. Usually, he follows his passion of underwater photography in the waters
around the Maldives or in Micronesia. His absolute favorite diving spot will forever remain
Palau, north of New Guinea - one of the few truely enchanted places on this planet.
Look in the picture gallery for some fine samples of underwater photography