Indycar have created a video salute to one of its greats, Dario Franchitti, after he announced his retirement early this month due to the accident he suffered while racing in the Houston Indycar Grand Prix.
The Scotsman, 40, had been racing in the IndyCar Series since 2002 after moving from CART where he started racing in 1997. In his 11 seasons of Indycar he started 147 races, secured 21 wins, 37 podium finishes and 23 pole positions. Dario Franchitti is a three times Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar champion, winning in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. His most successful spell in Indycar was with Target Chip Gnassi Racing where he won the three consecutive championships.