Champion IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti has received his Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) gong from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
The 41-year-old found himself on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June, nominated for his services to motor racing.
“It’s a wonderful tribute,” Franchitti said in a report in the Edinburgh Evening News.
“It’s a wonderful thing to have happen. I’m very proud of the honor obviously and it’s a wonderful full stop to my driving life. It’s wonderful to be recognised.”
Franchitti was forced to retire from his highly decorated American single-seater career following an horrific crash at the Houston street race last year.
Franchitti captured three wins in the Indianapolis 500 and four IndyCar Championships in a stunning career.
Following his retirement the Scotsman remains a consultant to the Chip Ganassi team and is involved with charities and several other commercial concerns.