|Celebrated Name:||Dario Franchitti|
|Real Name/Full Name:||George Dario Marino Franchitti|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Birth Date:||19 May 1973|
|Birth Place:||Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Ashley Judd (m, 2001; div, 2013), Eleanor Robb (m, 2015)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Sofia and Valentina)|
|Is Dario Franchitti Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former Racing Driver and Motorsport Commentator|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$60 Million|
|Last Updated:||October 2020|
Dario Franchitti is a popular Scottish former racing driver and current motorsport commentator. He became the IndyCar Series Champion in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and won the Indianapolis 500 in 2007, 2010, and 2012. In 2008, he became the winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona. He had an incredibly successful career, and among other honors, he has earned the Member of the Order of the British Empire as well.
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Early Life & Biography
Dario Franchitti, whose full name is George Dario Marino Franchitti, was born on the 19th of May 1973 in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, to parents, George Franchitti and Marina Franchitti. His younger brother, Marino Franchitti who is a popular racing driver too. He has studied at Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh, and it was during this time that he became interested in karting.
Dario Franchitti married the popular American actress Ashley Judd in December of 2001. However, they got divorced 12 years later in 2013. A couple of years later, he married Eleanor Robb in 2015. Together, they have two daughters, Sofia (b. 2015) and Valentina (b. 2019).
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 19th of May 1973, Dario Franchitti is 47 years old as of today’s date 20th October 2020. His height is 1.75 M tall, and his weight is 70 Kg.
Dario Franchitti’s early career accomplishments include winning the Karting Scottish Junior Championship in 1984, the British Junior Championships in 1985 and 1986, and the Scottish senior title in 1988. In 1992, he joined moved up to Formula Vauxhall Lotus and joined Paul Stewart Racing. Although he came fourth in the overall championship in his first year he was named as the McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year.
He was able to win the tournament, the following year. In 1995, he joined AMG Racing and competed in both the German Touring Car Championship and the International Touring Car Championship, where he finished 5th and 3rd, respectively. He finished 4th in the ITC in the following year. In 1997, he was placed in the Hogan Racing by Mercedes. In the same year, he made his US debut in the CART Championship Series. He was the runner-up in the 1999 CART season.
However, he won only once at Cleveland in 2001 but did go on to win the Vancouver Molson Indy in 2002. In 2003, he moved with the Andretti Green team and competed in the IndyCar Series. On the 25th of July 2004, he won his first IRL IndyCar Series race. 2007 was an eventful year for him as he not only survived two huge crashes but also went on to win the IndyCar Championship. In 2008, he competed in NASCAR briefly before rejoining the IndyCar Series in 2009.
He won his second, third, and four IndyCar titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as the 2010 and 2012 Indy 500. He suffered a career-ending in 2013, following which he retired from active competition as he could have had permanent paralysis. However, he maintained his affiliation with Ganassi Racing by becoming a competition director. He had also competed in NASCAR in 2007 and 2008. He has also competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Dario has appeared on various popular TV shows including, “The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He has also appeared in the popular animated film, “Turbo” (2013). He has also helped in the development of the popular auto racing game, “Simraceway,” where he ensured the authenticity of the game’s historic and vintage cars as he is a vintage car enthusiast himself. He is currently working as the co-commentator for Formula E’s world feed broadcast, which he has been doing since 2014.
Awards & Achievements
Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Dario Franchitti:
- In 2019, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
- In 2017, he was inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
- In 2001, he became the winner of the Greg Moore Legacy Award.
- He is a Member of the Order of the British Empire as well.
Net Worth & Salary of Dario Franchitti in 2020
As of October 2020, Dario Franchitti has gathered a net worth of $60 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a former racing driver and current motorsport commentator and also from his various endorsement deals. He is a 4 time IndyCar Series Champion and has also won the Indianapolis 500 on three different occasions. He is a Member of the Order of the British Empire as well.
Dario Franchitti has been a great racer and list of Awards prove that. One lesson which we can all learn from his life is his unbelievable commitment to his work. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and thank him for the memories.