IndyCar legend Dario Franchitti will face a grilling from Motorsport News as he has agreed to take the hotseat to field readers’ questions in the July 1 edition.

The 47-year-old Scot, who claimed his first IndyCar crown in 2007 and went on to win the Indy 500 on three separate occasions, is one of the UK’s most successful international drivers.

He was forced to quit top-line racing after an injury in 2013. However, the Formula E race commentator has a strong interest the history of motorsport and counts Jim Clark’s British Saloon Car Championship-winning Lotus Cortina amount his lavish collection of iconic machines. He can still regularly be seen behind the wheel in a range of mouth-watering cars at Goodwood.

Motorsport News editor Matt James said: “Dario is a proper hero and also one of the most down-to-earth blokes in motorsport.

“He is a three-time Indy 500 winner, and that underlines his status at Britain’s finest ever racer in America. He is also highly aware of what has gone before him in motor racing with a keen eye on the record books. We are thrilled he has agreed to be the subject of one of our extensive Q&A sessions, and there is plenty of interesting stories he can shed a light on.”

Franchitti will follow in the wheel-tracks of Elfyn Evans, Damon Hill, Petter Solberg and Derek Warwick in the Motorport News spotlight. To ask your questions, visit Motorsport News on Facebook or tweet @MNMotorsport.