Top Gear meets Dario Franchitti
Triple Indycar champion, married to a movie star, car nut. Super Dario lets his driving do the talking in a Fezza face-off
Posted: 28 May 2012
The only racing box he'd still like to tick is Le Mans. How much longer will he race Indycars for? "I don't know. I really enjoy it, so as long as I can keep operating at this level, I'd like to keep doing it." He talks quietly, softly in a light Scottish accent that's undiluted by 14 years of living and racing in America, escaping back to Scotland for no more than two months a year.
He loves it here, still calls it home. Thinks the west coast is the most beautiful place in the world and has the best driving roads. So when was the last time he went out driving just for the sake of it? "I was nearly off last night! Coming up from Mum and Dad's after Easter lunch, it was 6pm, the sun was just-so,I was in the F355..." He'd talked engagingly and warmly about racing, but as soon as road cars are on the agenda he's properly animated. And, boy, does he love a good road trip.