Dario Franchitti: A career as No1

THE SUDDEN, ENFORCED retirement of Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti brings to an end the career of Scotland’s most successful motor racing champion of his generation, writes Jim McGill.

The 40-year-old amassed a trophy haul the likes of which no other Scot could dream about. In the space of six glorious years, Franchitti won four IndyCar Championships, and three Indy500 races, America’s Blue Riband event for single-seaters.

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