IndyCar legend Franchitti joins ASI show line-up


Dario Franchitti will be appearing at ASI17 on Saturday 14 January - Credit: Phillip Abbott / LAT Photo USA

Four-time IndyCar Champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 victor Dario Franchitti has been added to the line-up for this year’s Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC.

The Scotsman, who was forced to retire from IndyCar racing towards the end of 2013 due to injury, will be available for autograph sessions on Saturday 14 January as well as appearing on the fabled Autosport stage. Franchitti will be able to look back on his terrific career and on his current venture as commentator for the FIA Formula E championship.

“Autosport International is a great celebration of all aspects of the motorsport industry,” said Franchitti, who won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award all the way back in 1992.

“I’m looking forward to attending the event next weekend and having the opportunity to meet some of the fans who have been so supportive of my career.”

Autosport International show manager Kate Woodley has welcomed the addition of Franchitti to the line-up, and believes it will be fantastic to everyone to hear what he has to say about his successful racing career.

“One of the things that makes Autosport International so special is the opportunity for fans to meet and listen to anecdotes from some of their motorsport heroes,” said Woodley.

“With such an impressive career, we are sure Franchitti’s interview on the Autosport Stage will be fascinating and we are keen to hear his views on the future of motorsport.”