Dario Franchitti returned to racing in 2019 after six years away due to a happy marriage to his second wife and their children and a career-ending automobile accident.
Return Following a Career-Crushing Disaster
At the mid-September 2019 Goodwood Revival race, the four-time IndyCar champion made his comeback from a career-ending automobile crash.
The driver of the race used an AC Cobra for the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration and a Ferrari 250 SWB for the Kinrara Trophy race beginning.
When discussing his return, Dario brought up:
“I’m excited to compete again at the Goodwood Revival this year…”
I genuinely believed that my competitive days were over, but it’s difficult to give up something that has been so integral to my life and that I adore.
He went on to say:
“Naturally, this won’t include a return to active competition, only amateur participation in the sport I love”.
Dario was involved in a horrific accident while taking part in the 2013 Houston Grand Prix. He was flipped into the catch netting while operating a Dallara DW12.
When his Dallara DW12 flipped into the catch netting during a crash at the 2013 Grand Prix of Houston, Franchitti was injured. He suffered a spine fracture, severe concussions, and fractured ankles.
Is Dario Franchitti Married? Relationship
Previously, Dario Franchitti was wed to American actress Asley Judd. At the actor Jason Priestley’s wedding, the couple first connected and began dating. On December 12, 2001, the former lovers were wed in a Highland town in Scotland. The couple enjoyed a grandiose wedding and spent around £1.3 million on the reception. Additionally, the couple made the decision to divorce, ending their 11-year marriage. On January 29, 2013, the couple jointly issued a statement regarding their divorce, which went as follows:
“We have both agreed that our marriage should terminate. We’ll always consider ourselves a family and will appreciate the unique love, integrity, and respect we have always experienced together.”
However, after Dario’s vehicle accident, the couple made up for a while, although they later divorced formally and stayed close afterward.
Who Is Dario Franchitti Now Engaged To?
Following his divorce, Dario quickly began dating Pippa Mann’s Indy car racing pal Eleanor Robb. In early 2015, the pair took their relationship one step further by getting married in a private ceremony. The same year, Eleanor became pregnant for the first time, and they welcomed Sofia into the world. Valentina, the couple’s second child, was also born in February 2019. Dario discussed his second marriage and child in an August 2016 interview with BBC Radio Scotland. He remarked:
“I got remarried, and now my wife and I visit Scotland and London frequently. I continue to work with the Gunassi team, provide commentary for Formula E, and produce historic car shows for Goodwood TV while still being active in Indy Car racing. So there are all these different things, and then I get to try to spend time with my wife and baby somewhere in the middle.”
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