Franchitti has matched his heroes

Franchitti has matched his heroes

Dario Franchitti is a passionate student of motorsport history. MARK GLENDENNING hopes the Scot recognises his own place in racing legend as he begins his enforced retirement

There's a cruel irony in the fact that Dario Franchitti now has the freedom to do pretty much anything he wants, except for the thing he wants to do most of all.

It's difficult to think of any other modern driver in any professional category anywhere in the world with such a deeply ingrained affinity with motorsport's heritage as Franchitti.

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