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Dario Franchitti

Scottish Racing Driver
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Born May 19, 1973

George Dario Marino Franchitti is a Scottish racing driver. He formerly competed in the CART series before switching to the IndyCar Series where he was 2007 champion, and won the rain-shortened 2007 Indianapolis 500. Franchitti is also a former NASCAR driver for Chip Ganassi Racing, competing until mid-2008 when his team shut down.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1973 Birth Born on May 19, 1973.

TEENAGE

1984 11 Years Old Franchitti won the Karting Scottish Junior Championship in 1984, the British Junior Championships in 1985 and 1986 and the Scottish senior title in 1988.
1991 18 Years Old He progressed to Formula Vauxhall Junior where he won the championship with four victories in 1991.
1992 19 Years Old He moved up to Formula Vauxhall Lotus in 1992, where he joined Paul Stewart Racing. … Read More

TWENTIES

1993 - 1997 6 More Events
1998 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Franchitti spent 6 seasons in CART, where he won 10 races with the Team Green squad that he joined in 1998; he failed to win a championship title, with a best final position of 2nd-place in 1999, behind Juan Pablo Montoya in a tie-breaker. … Read More
1999 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Franchitti finished runner-up in the 1999 CART season behind rookie Juan Pablo Montoya. … Read More
2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002 he won the Vancouver Molson Indy.

THIRTIES

2004 31 Years Old Franchitti returned to the cockpit in 2004, and won his first IRL IndyCar Series race on 25 July at the Milwaukee Mile. … Read More
2005 32 Years Old His last win of the year came at the 2005 season finale at California.
His breakout year came in 2007, when he won the rain-shortened Indianapolis 500 as one of 4 victories in his route to a first career championship title in a final-race title decider with Scott Dixon. … Read More
Franchitti missed the 2008 Indianapolis 500 as he pursued a NASCAR career.
2009 marked a successful return to IndyCar for Franchitti scooping five wins, two second and two third placings and taking the series championship in his second consecutive attempt over teammate Scott Dixon by 11 points. … Read More
2010 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He retained the title in 2010, again with a final race championship win over Penske's Will Power; Franchitti's strong form on ovals – including a 2nd Indianapolis 500 victory – allowed him to overhaul Power by 5 points at the final race.
2011 38 Years Old His 3rd consecutive and 4th overall title came in 2011, in which he battled Power for the championship the second time but the championship win ultimately was decided in favour of Franchitti, after the season's final race was abandoned due to a serious crash that resulted in the death of his close friend and former team-mate Dan Wheldon. … Read More

FORTIES

2014 41 Years Old Franchitti was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to motor racing. … Read More
2015 42 Years Old He is the world feed co-commentator (alongside Jack Nicholls) for the FIA Formula E Championship as of the 2015–16 season. … Read More
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