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Post by Grovesy36 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 20:26

Dario forced to retire as result of the accident a few week ago . Hardly a surprise, I thought at the time would he return

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Re: Franchitti Retires!

Post by nickyf1 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 21:07

That's a real gutter, especially with it being a result of that accident in Houston.

He did serve hist 'duty' in AWOR for 15 years though, and I'd sure like to see him racing elsewhere in future.

Cheers Dario, you did us Scots proud out in the new world!
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Post by KaneGR4 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 21:27

4 times Indycar Champion, 3 times Indy 500 Winner. 21 time Race Winner. One of Britain's greatest drivers.
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Post by Turbo Power 77 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 21:30

Kilroy8 wrote:4 times Indycar Champion, 3 times Indy 500 Winner. 21 time Race Winner. One of Scotland's greatest drivers.
Sorry but I had to Smile

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Post by KaneGR4 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 21:45

This man is still your leader.

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Re: Franchitti Retires!

Post by Grovesy36 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 21:50

You haven't voted for independence yet mate, you're still stuck with the useless feckless pompous arse as much as we are

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Post by Turbo Power 77 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 22:06

Regardless it's sad to see Dario retire. One of Britain's best racing drivers.

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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 17:20

I saw the news yesterday I was really saddened by it. It was a horrible crash, but we saw Denny Hamlin come back 2 months after he broke his spine.

I am in no way saying that Dario is taking the easy way out, but are we perhaps seeing ignorance from others that HAVE come back? I mean Richard Petty had a few crashes where is spine was broken, and raced the next weekend....

I think Dario made the right call, listened to his docs and i'm sure it wasn't easy for him to come to terms that his accomplished racing career had to be cut short. I feel really bad for him, but those are the risks drivers take.
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Post by Windcharger8199 on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 18:55

XPR Roadrunner wrote:I saw the news yesterday I was really saddened by it. It was a horrible crash, but we saw Denny Hamlin come back 2 months after he broke his spine.

I am in no way saying that Dario is taking the easy way out, but are we perhaps seeing ignorance from others that HAVE come back? I mean Richard Petty had a few crashes where is spine was broken, and raced the next weekend....

I think Dario made the right call, listened to his docs and i'm sure it wasn't easy for him to come to terms that his accomplished racing career had to be cut short. I feel really bad for him, but those are the risks drivers take.
I agree that Dario made the right call...unlike Denny Hamlin whos so stuck up his own arse that he cant listen to doctors and his season went to crap. I think Hamlin should have sat out the rest of the season, put someone else in the car and get the surgery to fix his back. Shoot even now hes not wanting to get surgery which is a stupid decision if he doesn't.






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Post by nickyf1 on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 19:01

Kilroy8 wrote:This man is still your leader.

Don't you start
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Post by KaneGR4 on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 19:29

nickyf1 wrote:
Kilroy8 wrote:This man is still your leader.

Don't you start
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Re: Franchitti Retires!

Post by Grovesy36 on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 20:22

TROL

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Post by FranchittiFan on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 20:35

Great driver, massive fan of him and wish him the best in what he now chooses to do in life.
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Post by LMR Bandit on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 20:38

XPR Roadrunner wrote:I saw the news yesterday I was really saddened by it. It was a horrible crash, but we saw Denny Hamlin come back 2 months after he broke his spine.

I am in no way saying that Dario is taking the easy way out, but are we perhaps seeing ignorance from others that HAVE come back? I mean Richard Petty had a few crashes where is spine was broken, and raced the next weekend....

I think Dario made the right call, listened to his docs and i'm sure it wasn't easy for him to come to terms that his accomplished racing career had to be cut short. I feel really bad for him, but those are the risks drivers take.
The severity of his injuries and the type of car he's driving probably factored in to his decision. You're going to get a lot more G's in an open wheel car than in a stock car,







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Post by F4H Bullet on Fri 15 Nov 2013 - 21:06

My first names Dario...

Was a surprise, but after all the accidents that where fatal this year can't really blame him. Very accomplished driver. Just hope he does a few sports car races.
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Post by Flyin Mikey J on Sun 17 Nov 2013 - 7:33

I heard a couple rumors as to Dario's potential replacement.

Sam Hornish has reportedly declined to talk with Ganassi, reaffirming that he is done with Indycar.

Then I hear that Dario's cousin, Paul Di Resta, has his contract run out after Brazil, and has visited Ganassi's office in Indianapolis on his trip to America for the USGP, and is "keenly interested" in the offer.


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Post by nickyf1 on Sun 17 Nov 2013 - 12:28

Flyin Mikey J wrote:I heard a couple rumors as to Dario's potential replacement.

Sam Hornish has reportedly declined to talk with Ganassi, reaffirming that he is done with Indycar.

Then I hear that Dario's cousin, Paul Di Resta, has his contract run out after Brazil, and has visited Ganassi's office in Indianapolis on his trip to America for the USGP, and is "keenly interested" in the offer.
That would be pretty cool, as much as I'd like to see Paul get success in F1.

But seeing a current F1 driver near his peak take on Indycar would be fantastic, and what a great way to pass on that seat.
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Re: Franchitti Retires!

Post by KaneGR4 on Sun 17 Nov 2013 - 14:19

Surely it's better than another season treading water with Force India.
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