Franchitti has no regrets missing out on F1

Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India F1 with Dario Franchitti (GBR). Formula One Testing, Day 3, Jerez, Spain,  Saturday 12 February 2011.

Paul di Resta with Dario Franchitti

Feb.14 (GMM) Indycar star Dario Franchitti insists he has no regrets despite never adding success in Formula 1 to his formidable list of  career achievements.

The famous Scot, whose wife is the Hollywood actor Ashley Judd, is the cousin of impressive Force India youngster Paul di Resta.

Last week, 38-year-old Franchitti joined his family member at the Jerez test.

The four-time Indycar champion and double Indy 500 winner was asked by Sky Sports if, despite flirting with Jaguar at the beginning of last decade, he regrets not having made it to F1.

“You can live your life thinking ‘I wish I’d done this, I wish I’d done that’,” he answered.

“It would have been great to race in formula one at some point, but when the chances were there I didn’t take them; I didn’t feel that they were better than the opportunities I had in America.”

Added Franchitti: “I made the decisions I made, I’m delighted I won a couple of Indy 500s and the four championships, so I wouldn’t change that for that world.”