Team-mate and championship rival at David Leslie Racing in Formula Vauxhall Junior
"I did OK in the championship that year, but Dario had that spark of speed - something extra that made you think, wow.
"I was happy to finish second or third to notch up the points because I was little bit older, but the writing was always on the wall: he was going to get wiser through the season whereas I wasn't going to get any faster.
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