Tag: Dario Franchitti
IndyCar: Patient Franchitti wins championship in Miami
Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe did their best to liven up a deathly dull IndyCar season finale with a tooth-and-nail battle for the lead – but it was Dario Franchitti, jogging along behind them for most of the 200 laps, who came through to win both the race and the championship.Tagged as: Alex Lloyd, Dan Wheldon, Dario Franchitti, Firestone Indy 300, Justin Wilson, Mike Conway
IndyCar: Franchitti on pole for title show-down
Dario Franchitti will start the three-way battle for the 2009 IndyCar title from pole position after outpacing his closest rivals Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe in qualifying on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami oval.
It’s all happening in America this weekend
A quiet weekend in European racing allows attention to switch to the other side of the Atlantic – where no fewer than four open-wheel series all have their final races.Categorised under: Archive, Atlantic Championship, Firestone Indy Lights, IndyCar Series, Star Mazda Championship
IRL: Dixon’s Japan win sets up last race shoot-out
One of the closest title chases in IndyCar series history will go to a showdown at the final race after Ryan Briscoe threw away the chance to build a decisive advantage at the Indy Japan 300.Tagged as: Dan Wheldon, Dario Franchitti, Indy Japan 300, IndyCar Series, Justin Wilson, Mike Conway
IRL: Briscoe wins another Chicago thriller
Ryan Briscoe took a big step towards the IndyCar championship by winning pole position, the race and the bonus for leading the most laps at the Chicagoland Speedway – but the result was anything but the one-sided affair those statistics suggest.
IRL: Franchitti wins as Conway finishes on a charge
Dario Franchitti led from start to finish to win an unexpectedly interesting Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma ahead of Ryan Briscoe, with under-fire Brit Mike Conway breathing down their necks in a potentially career-saving third place.
IRL: Horror crash overshadows Franchitti’s pole
Dario Franchitti qualified on pole for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, but his performance was overshadowed by the crash in practice that left Will Power and Nelson Philippe in hospital, one with two fractured vertebrae and the other with a broken bone in his foot that needed immediate surgery.
IRL: Dixon sets win record as Wilson dries up
Scott Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after his closest challenger Justin Wilson appeared to mistime his last pitstop and ran out of fuel, costing himself a certain podium and a possible victory.Tagged as: Dan Wheldon, Dario Franchitti, Honda Indy 200, IndyCar Series, Justin Wilson, Mike Conway, Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon, videos
IRL: Wilson hopes for repeat of Glen triumph
Championship leader Ryan Briscoe and Sheffield’s Justin Wilson will start on the front row at Mid-Ohio as the IRL attempts to follow last weekend’s thriller in Kentucky by proving it can also serve up an entertaining road-course race.
Through the photographers’ eyes: Triumphs and tragedies
The highs and lows of motor racing were put into stark contrast during July, and our latest round-up of the photography featured on Brits on Pole during the month catches the joy of victory, while reminding us of the price at which it can come.Categorised under: Archive, Uncategorized