Tag Archive: Dario Franchitti

Jul 20

Conway wins back end of Toronto doubleheader

Bourdais wins Toronto Race 1, first since 2007

 

2014-07-20_0023Mike Conway earned his second Verizon IndyCar Series victory of the season by holding off Tony Kanaan over a three-lap sprint to the finish in the second race of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader. It had been a long and winding road between victories for Sebastien Bourdais.

Dec 16

Di Resta set for DTM return – report

“I’m not in a position to say what I’ll be doing next year”

2013-06-09_0067 Paul di Resta appears almost certain to return to the German touring car series DTM in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Sutil, di Resta moving on after Force India axe

Both of Force India’s race drivers this year are now looking for new jobs.

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian Sutil The Silverstone based team is heading into 2014 with Nico Hulkenberg alongside Sergio Perez, ousting both Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Force India still to name Hulkenberg’s teammate

Force India on Tuesday named only one of its drivers for the 2014 season.

2013-12-03 - Sahara Force India - Dr Vijay Mallya introducing Nico HulkenbergAs predicted, the Silverstone based team said its 2012 race driver, German Nico Hulkenberg, is returning to Force India next year after a single season with Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Maldonado, Hulkenberg keys to 2014 ‘silly season’

Maldonado is in pole position to replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2014

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 04Pastor Maldonado and Nico Hulkenberg remain the keys to the last phase of F1’s 2014 ‘silly season’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Di Resta admits Indycar switch an option for 2014

Di Resta said F1 remains his top priority

2013-06-05-0185Paul di Resta has admitted he might consider a move to America’s premier Indycar series for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Di Resta could replace cousin Franchitti in Indycar

“Racing in America is slightly different, isn’t it?” – di Resta

2013-06-06_0092Paul di Resta could rescue his career in America’s premier open wheel series Indycar in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Di Resta admits Force India future uncertain

Paul di Resta has admitted he is staring into an uncertain future in formula one.

2013-06-09_1281Since debuting for Force India in 2011, the 27-year-old Scot has been pushing for a move to a bigger team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Dixon’s final-lap effort grabs Verizon P1 Award

He recorded the fastest lap of the weekend in Group 1

2013-07-13_0145Competitors in the Firestone Fast Six for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT had a combined 50 IZOD IndyCar Series pole starts — all by Scott Dixon (19) and Will Power (31) — which made the veteran drivers targets for four others seeking the notoriety. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

The 8th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo…

To be bigger and better than ever in wide-open hall 5

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre.

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Jul 04

Paul di Resta has revealed he would “jump” at the opportunity to join Ferrari in 2014.

Di Resta would ‘jump’ at Massa’s seat

2013-06-09_1281The Scot, often critical of his Force India team at recent grands prix, has already expressed interest in Red Bull, whose Mark Webber has announced his retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

The Verizon P1 Award firmly in Franchitti’s hands (+results, UPDATED)

 Incident ends qualifying early for AlexTagliani and Barracuda Racing

Dario Franchitti  - photo © IndyCar SeriesDario Franchitti has something to say to those who have advanced supposition about his results early in this 19-race season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo set for Feb. 8-10, 2013

The Canadian racing season begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo, Presented by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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Oct 17

Muscle Milk, Corvette top testing at Road Atlanta

Nissan DeltaWing damaged in crash

ALMSALMS - Lucas Ordonez - Nissan Deltawing (1)Muscle Milk Pickett Racing was on the offensive at Road Atlanta on Wednesday as it set the fastest time in testing ahead of the 15th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour race will decide the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s P1 championship between Muscle Milk and Dyson Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Dario and Marino Franchitti join Scott Tucker, Level 5 for Petit Le Mans

Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype

ALMS - Marino-Franchitti-Level5-1ALMS - Dario-Marino-Franchitti-1Reigning Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti is returning to Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda for the season finale of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion and three-time 500 winner will join younger brother and sports car ace Marino behind the wheel of the No. 95 Level 5 Motorsports Honda Performance Development ARX-03b P2 car at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart wins 2012 ‘Best Driver’ ESPY Award

It is the third time Stewart has taken home “Best Driver” honors

2012-02-26_0085Tony stewart MartinsvilleTony Stewart, three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ, last night took home the 2012 ESPY for “Best Driver” at the 20th annual ESPY Awards on ESPN, beating out four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti, F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and NHRA champion Del Worsham.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Single-day tickets to the 2012 Honda Indy Toronto on sale now

Single-day tickets to the 2012 Honda Indy Toronto, taking place July 6-8, are now on sale

Honda Indy Toronto logo2010-07-17_3A8297Race fans have the opportunity to now purchase reserved grandstand seating, general admission tickets, paddock passes and parking passes for Saturday or Sunday only. Tickets and passes can be purchased online at www.hondaindytoronto.com/tickets or by phone at 1-877-503-6869. Tickets start as low as $30 for adults and $15 for juniors. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Barrichello earns $330k as Indy 500 ‘rookie’

Rubens Barrichello earned more than US $330,000 in Sunday’s Indy 500.

Indy 500 - 2012 logoRubens Barrichello KV RacingAt the age of 40 and with an unprecedented 326 grands prix behind him, the famous Brazilian was the highest placed newcomer in the fabled American oval race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

F1’s Sato almost wins Indy 500

Former F1 driver Takuma Sato almost won Sunday’s running of the fabled Indy 500.

Indy 500 - 2012 logoTakuma Sato 2012-02-03Instead, the Japanese 35-year-old, the former Jordan, Honda and Super Aguri driver until 2008, crashed into the wall after an audacious last-lap attempt to pass Dario Franchitti, who went on to win under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Di Resta cousin Franchitti has no F1 regrets

Dario Franchitti insists he has no regrets despite never adding success in formula one to his list of career achievements.

2011-07-10 - Toronto Indy - Sunday 4902011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 03The famous Scot, whose wife is the Hollywood actor Ashley Judd, is the cousin of impressive Force India youngster Paul di Resta. Last week, 38-year-old Franchitti joined his family member at the Jerez test.

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Jan 29

Final hours of Rolex 24 heading toward DP battle

Between Shank and Ganassi Teams

Rolex 24 Hours Sunrise 2012-01-29Rolex 24 At DaytonaAfter 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Polesitting teams lead at halfway mark of exciting Rolex 24

Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race

Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours Mid-RaceRolex 24 At DaytonaAt the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

INDYCAR: Top 10 drivers of 2011

Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
 
Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011IZOD - IndyCar seriesHell no, you have to look at the complete body of work, practice, qualifying, race day and those intangibles like bad pit calls, racing luck and brain fade. So here’s one opinion in a world of experts, starting from 10th and working down. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

Engineered to be the best

Target Chip Ganassi Racing engineer Chris Simmons isn’t one to mess with success

Target Chip Ganassi Racing logoDario Franchitti 2011-08-12 Tinker, yes, as the IZOD IndyCar Series continues to evolve with the introduction of a new chassis and renewal of engine manufacturer competition for the 2012 season. He has one constant: driver Dario Franchitti. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Championship win ‘sinking in’ for Dario

Dario Franchitti won his fourth IZOD IndyCar Series Championship in 2011, but it was overshadowed by tragedy at Las Vegas

Dario Franchitti 2011-08-12 IZOD - IndyCar seriesOnly now is the series success sinking in, he says.Going into the final round of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship, all the attention had been on the showdown between Dario Franchitti and Will Power for the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Wickens receives BRDC Bruce McLaren Award

Canadian collects trophy in London from Sir Stirling Moss

Robert Wickens was presented with the British Racing Drivers Club ‘Bruce McLaren Award’ in a ceremony on Monday, 5th December, with the Canadian being recognized for his championship success this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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Dec 06

Daytona Milton Keynes hosts inaugural Dan Wheldon memorial event

Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Martin Brundle and Dario Franchitti take time out to remember their friend Dan Wheldon

Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Martin Brundle and Dario Franchitti1Daytona Milton Keynes - Dan Wheldon memorial eventF1 star Jenson Button and newly crowned IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti were among a host of top racing drivers all competing in a very special two-hour endurance kart race staged at Daytona Milton Keynes last night (5 December) to commemorate the life and many achievements of their friend Dan Wheldon.

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Nov 07

Dan Wheldon will be honoured in a special memorial kart endurance event on Monday, December 5, at Daytona Milton Keynes

Dan Wheldon Memorial Kart Race

Dan WheldonDan Wheldon 2011-10-16Appropriately staged just 10 miles away from Dan’s hometown of Emberton, Buckinghamshire, the event will see drivers from across the realms of worldwide motorsport join together to remember their close friend and colleague.

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Sep 19

Championships & more controversy for GC600 drivers

The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will run from October 21-23

2011-09-17In a champagne weekend for Armor All Gold Coast 600 internationals, Will Power took out the IZOD IndyCar Series Road Course Title with second behind Scott Dixon in Japan, whilst Dirk Muller and Joey Hand have been crowned American Le Mans GT Champions for BMW – building confidence ahead of the Surfers Paradise stoush – October 21-23.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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Aug 14

Hunter-Reay prevails in starts, stops in New Hampshire (+result)

The finish order was set based on the lap 215 running order under caution in  IZOD IndyCar Series race

Ryan Hunter-Reay  victory Loudon 2011-08-14NHMS LogoRyan Hunter-Reay was the race leader when moisture on the racing surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway brought out the yellow flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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