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May 16th, 2013
Dario Franchitti took Honda to the top of the timesheets at Indianapolis for the first time this month after setting the fastest time in the fifth day of practice at the Brickyard on Wednesday. The defending race winner’s 224.236mph lap came late in the day as drivers settled into small packs to evaluate their cars’ handling in traffic, but he also set the fastest non-towed lap of 218.789mph earlier on
April 20th, 2013
Dario Franchitti will start Sunday’s IndyCar race at Long Beach from pole position after triumphing in a hard-fought qualifying session. Ganassi driver Franchitti, who came into the Long Beach weekend last in the points standings after two disastrous opening races, used his final flying lap to deliver a 1m07.2379s that improved the benchmark laid down by Ryan Hunter-Reay by 0.0555 seconds. Hunter-Reay’s time was still good enough to keep him on the front row for Andretti, although Penske’s Will Power was only a further 0.05s in arrears.
December 18th, 2012
Ganassi IndyCar and NASCAR stars Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray will once again join the squad’s Daytona 24 Hours line-up. Former IndyCar champions Franchitti and Dixon join McMurray and BMW factory DTM and American Le Mans Series driver Joey Hand in the #02 Ganassi Riley-BMW. Montoya will team up with Ganassi’s multiple Grand-Am champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas plus IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball in the #01 entry.
July 21st, 2012
Points leader Ryan Hunter-Reay set the quickest time in qualifying for this weekend’s IndyCar race at Edmonton, but the Andretti driver’s 10-place grid penalty for an unapproved engine change means that Dario Franchitti will start from pole position on Sunday. Despite a rain shower during the second qualifying segment, the track had dried sufficiently for all of the drivers who had made it to Q3 to head out on slicks, and the order changed constantly as conditions continued to improve
July 21st, 2012
Dario Franchitti led Scott Dixon to a Ganassi one-two in the third IndyCar practice session at Edmonton. On a drying track, the name at the top of the timing screens changed constantly in the final few minutes before Franchitti made the spot his own with a 1m16.8904s, bettering Dixon’s time by 0.0263 seconds
July 10th, 2012
IndyCar Series points leader Ryan Hunter-Reay just has to keep the same approach and he can earn his maiden title, reckons his team boss Michael Andretti. Andretti Autosport racer Hunter-Reay has now won the last three IndyCar rounds and opened up a 34-point lead over Penske’s Will Power, who took three victories earlier in the season.
July 7th, 2012
Dario Franchitti produced a last-gasp effort to deny Will Power pole position in qualifying for this weekend’s IndyCar race on the Toronto street circuit. Power (Penske) had moved to the top of the screens with his last flying lap, but Ganassi driver Franchitti’s decision to stay out for one more stab at the top spot and was rewarded with a 59.3510s, putting him ahead of Power by just 0.02 seconds.
July 6th, 2012
Dario Franchitti opened this weekend’s IndyCar round in Toronto by heading a Ganassi one-two in the first practice session. Franchitti moved to the top of the screens with 25 minutes remaining in the session and his best time of 1m00.8972s was never bettered, although team-mate Scott Dixon fell just 0.0443 seconds short
June 23rd, 2012
IndyCar drivers have given a cautious thumbs-up to the heat race qualifying system that was tried out for this weekend’s Iowa round. The grid for Saturday’s race was determined via three 30-lap heats around the 7/8th mile oval; the first two being to decide the starting order from the fifth row back, and the third to decide pole. Drivers were allocated into heats on the basis of their times in the second practice session
June 9th, 2012
Dario Franchitti believes that IndyCar has hit upon a perfect compromise with the final aero tweak that was made for Saturday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. The series has been working to cut down the potential for pack racing at the 1.5-mile oval to reduce the chance of an accident similar to that which claimed the life of Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas last year. IndyCar began the weekend by imposing a maximum rear wing angle of minus five degrees and, following consultation with drivers, also banned the use of gurney flaps on the rear wing.
June 7th, 2012
Marino Franchitti reckons there is plenty of time still to come from the DeltaWing when the car attempts to qualify for the Le Mans 24 Hours next week, following a successful test at the La Sarthe last weekend. The Nissan-powered machine, which has been invited to compete in the race under the ACO’s ‘Garage 56′ rules for experimental machinery, ended the day 32nd fastest overall with its best time of 3m47.980s just two seconds shy of the target time it was set by the organisers
June 2nd, 2012
Dario Franchitti hit out at owner-driver Ed Carpenter following a frustrating qualifying session for the Indianapolis 500 winner in Detroit.
June 2nd, 2012
Takuma Sato says that there are no hard feelings between himself and Dario Franchitti about their final-lap crash while fighting for the lead in last weekend’s Indy 500.
May 29th, 2012
Former IndyCar champions Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan believe Takuma Sato was too bold in his attempt to pass Dario Franchitti for the Indianapolis 500 lead on the final lap of the race and will be ‘haunted’ by the error. Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Sato dived to the inside of Franchitti’s Ganassi Dallara-Honda going into Turn 1 as they began lap 200 on Sunday, but the pair made contact and Sato spun into the wall. After Franchitti went on to secure his third win in IndyCar’s most famous event, Sato argued that the Scot had not given him sufficient room
May 28th, 2012
Takuma Sato said Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti did not give him enough space when the Japanese tried to pass him for the lead on the final lap of the race.
May 28th, 2012
Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti has paid tribute to engine manufacturer Honda for the technical step that it was able to take between qualifying last week and Sunday’s race. Franchitti and Ganassi team-mate Scott Dixon qualified in the middle of the field on a grid where rival Chevrolet had locked out nine of the top 10 places. But the Scot, who became the 10th third-time winner of the race with his victory, said that he was surprised by the extent to which Honda had managed to turn things around.
May 27th, 2012
Dario Franchitti came from the rear of the field to take the win in a dramatic Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Scot spent the late laps trading the lead with Ganassi team-mate Scott Dixon, but Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan) managed to get between the pair with two laps to go and lined Franchitti up for a passing attempt. Sato managed to get alongside Franchitti in the first corner of the final lap, but did not allow himself enough space and bounced off the Ganassi car and into the wall, bringing out the yellows and allowing Franchitti an unchallenged run to the finish
May 25th, 2012
Dario Franchitti has taken Carb Day honours at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Ganassi driver setting the fastest time in the final practice session before Sunday’s Indy 500. Franchitti topped the times with a 222.360mph lap (40.4749s) to put him just ahead of team-mate Scott Dixon (222.274mph). Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport) was third-fastest with a 221.702mph effort “The car was good,” Franchitti said.
April 29th, 2012
Will Power took his third IndyCar Series win in succession with his victory in a chaotic race around the streets of Sao Paulo. The Penske driver started from pole and looked in control for most of the afternoon, although he was forced to survive a number of restarts due to a string of accidents behind him.
April 28th, 2012
Dario Franchitti turned the tables on Will Power as their battle continued in the second IndyCar practice session in Sao Paulo. Power (Penske) had knocked Franchitti (Ganassi) off the top spot right at the close in opening practice on Saturday morning, but it was the Scot who returned the favour in practice two, his last-gasp 1m22.2611s beating Power by 0.0816 seconds. Long-time pacesetter Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport was pushed back to third, with Franchitti’s team-mate Scott Dixon and Power’s team-mate Ryan Briscoe completing the top five.