Dario Franchitti admits his love affair failed with Le Mans


Dario Franchitti is one of the last legends of motorsport american. Although its origin is scottish, Franchitti has managed to make a huge hole in the hearts of the fans after being one of the great protagonists of the CART and later IndyCar, a category in which he became champion on four occasions. Tres time winner of the Indianapolis 500-Mile race and, on one occasion, the 24 Hours of Daytona, one of the great espinitas that has been nailed in the soul of pilot Dario Franchitti is not having been able to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In this aspect, and in statements to ‘Autosport’, Franchitti has admitted that he had an agreement to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2015 with Porsche. However, the strong accident he suffered in Relliant Park, and that forced him to retire prevented to put at the controls of one of the LMP1 manufacturer’s Stuttgart in The Sarthe. Although Dario Franchitti has not been disconnected at any point in the world of competition, to risk having a new accident after the injury he suffered was not a possibility, or even to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

I would have liked to do Le Mans, it was my big dream explained Dario Franchitti. “he Had a steering wheel secured for 2015 in LMP1. I’m a fan of Porsche and I love the brand, so I became a friend of Wolfgang Hatz, Chief of R & D, talk with him and told me that outside. I Had a big secret meeting in Weissach with the team principal LMP1, Andreas Seidl, and its people. I told them that I wanted to do IndyCar in 2013 and 2014, but that he wanted to go to Le Mans after me and told me that it fit with your plan. Simply did not happen“.