Jarno Trulli arrives for this interview looking fitter than ever. He's holidaying for a few weeks by the sea with his parents in Pescara, the town where he was born 39 years ago. Jarno's wife and two sons have also made the trip from their home in Lugano, just over the border in Switzerland. This is quality family time, yet work is never far away.
Trulli has cycled over to his vineyard, Podere Castorani, which sits in the foothills of the Abruzzo region, 25 miles west of Pescara. He bought it in 2001, and has since invested more than £10 million in it. The 32-hectare estate may officially be closed for the holiday but, in hard-working family fashion, Trulli's father turns up to unload a delivery that's just arrived.
For Jarno, though, the day is about motorsport. Several members of the Jarno Trulli Fan Club have travelled from Japan to spend four days here with their hero. Trulli entertains them throughout, even though he last raced nearly two years ago and has no intention of returning.