Grey's Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey got behind the wheel of race car in Le Mans this week to take part in the 24 Hours race.
The hunky screen medic, who's long enjoyed a spin on the track, having attended driving school during a dry patch in his career, was at the controls of a Ferrari F430 GT for the qualifying round. His participation, alongside two co-drivers,will help raise funds for a Seattle charity.
Patrick is also co-owner of an indy car team and has raced in a variety of events, including the 2008 Grand Am Rolex Sports Car series where he drove a Mazda RX-8.
He isn't the only thesp to relish the adrenaline of the racetrack. Fellow screen stars Steve McQueen and Paul Newman were big track fans.
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