As you may have seen in Dario Franchitti’s post-qualifying interview with Simraceway, he was a little concerned about the pace of the team after only making 16th place on the grid for this year’s Indy 500. It looked like he would have an uphill battle on his hands before the race, but the team–and the guys at Honda–had been working hard behind the scenes.
They brought some developments to the engine just in time and, by the time race day came around, the car felt quicker, enabling Dario to produce consistently fast laps as he closed on the front runners and, ultimately, took the checkered flag. Read on to discover how Dario himself saw things unfold in our exclusive post-race video!
The 96th Indy 500 was dedicated to former Simraceway pro driver, Dan Wheldon–an amazing character who was loved not only for his talent, but also for his outgoing and caring personality. He and Franchitti were close friends, so it seemed right that the Scot came home to take the top step of the podium. In fact you might say it was destiny!
Dario’s success at the prestigious event will hopefully prove a turning point for himself and his team, who managed to take a 1-2 at the race, and we look forward to seeing their Honda-powered DW12 challenging for wins again through the rest of the season.