British indycar driver dan wheldon killed in race crash. Las vegas reuters british indycar driver dan wheldon died from injuries sustained in an horrific crash at the las vegas motor speedway today, race organisers said. The most recent driver to be killed in an indycar series event was justin wilson at the 2015 abc supply 500. Dan wheldon killed in crash at indycar las vegas 300 race. British driver dan wheldon has been killed in a massive crash at the las vegas 300 indycar series finale after his car was embroiled in a 15car pileup on the race track. The list only includes drivers to have died during a race and only those competing in british domestic series. Wheldon was the 2005 indy racing league indycar series champion and he won. The buckinghamshireborn star, 33, was one of 15 drivers involved in a crash at the second. Dan wheldon killed in 15car crash in las vegas cnn twotime indianapolis 500 winner dan wheldon died sunday after he was involved in a multicar wreck at an indycar race in las vegas. British formula one stars pay tribute to driver dan wheldon, after he died following a 15car crash early in sundays las vegas indy 300.
George dario marino franchitti, mbe born 19 may 1973 is a scottish former racing driver and current motorsport commentator from scotland. He won the indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011, and a was cowinner of the 2006 24 hours of daytona with chip ganassi racing cgr wheldon began competitive karting at the age of eight and. Wheldon, 33, was lying 26th in the field of 34 cars when. British indycar driver dan wheldon has died following a massive accident at the las vegas indy 300. Dan wheldon was a britishborn racing driver racing in the izod indycar series. Dan wheldon, the british racing driver who won the indianapolis 500 for a second time this year, died in a 15car crash during the final indycar series race of the season at the las vegas motor speedway on sunday. The 33yearold racer was a twotime indy winner, including this years race. The lists show indycar or champ car fatalities that occurred in events making up the national championship, which has been held by the following sanctioning bodies. Dan wheldon, the british racing driver, who has died aged 33 in a horrifying accident in the las vegas indy 300 event, was one of the few foreign drivers to make the big time in american indycar. A fiery crash involving 15 cars claims the life of indy 500 winner dan wheldon.
Dan wheldon, daniel clive wheldon, british racecar driver born june 22, 1978, emberton, buckinghamshire, eng. Daniel clive wheldon 22 june 1978 16 october 2011 was a british motor racing driver who won the 2005 indycar series drivers championship for andretti green racing agr. Dan wheldon started racing gokarts when he was 4 abc news. Dan wheldon, two times indianapolis 500 winner in 2005 and 2011 died sunday at las vegas motor speedway after his car got launched in the massive 15car pileup on lap 11, flew over another vehicle. Dan wheldon has died after the british driver was in a 15car crash in the las vegas indy 300 published. On 22 october, wheldon was given a funeral at the first presbyterian church of st.
Dramatic indy 500 crash race car driver mike conway suffered a broken leg in the fiery crash. British indycar racer dan wheldon was killed last night after a horrific 15car crash in america. Indy car series driver dan wheldon 77 goes up in flames as will power 12, jr hildebrand 4, wade cunningham 17, charlie kimball 83 collide during the izod indycar world championships at. Dan wheldon an indycar driver, died after a horrific crash in las vegas. Driver dan wheldon is transported to a medical helicopter following a crash during the indycar series las vegas indy 300 auto race sunday, oct.
Justin wilson was a seventime winner in american openwheel racing. British indycar driver dan wheldon killed in race crash dan wheldon died in the indycar las vegas motor speedway from injuries sustained in 15car pileup. Wheldon drove in one other race this year, finishing 14th in an oct. A journalist covering sundays las vegas indy 300 race at which driver dan wheldon was killed in a massive 15car wreck said conditions in the race were such that everybody kind of expected that. British indycar driver dan wheldon killed in 15car crash. The 33yearold, who had won the famous indy 500 race earlier this year, was killed in an accident involving 15 other drivers. Indycar race driver dan wheldon killed in 15car crash in. Early in his openwheel racing career, he developed a rivalry with fellow brit and 2009 formula 1 world champion. English driver dan wheldon has died after being involved in an horrific multicar crash at the indycar championship finale in las vegas.
Dan wheldon mourned after indycar crash video abc news. He is a four time indycar series champion 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, a threetime winner of the indianapolis 500 2007, 2010, 2012 as well as a winner of the 24 hours of daytona franchitti started his career in his native united kingdom. British indycar driver killed in crash channel 4 news. Driver deaths in british motorsport series wikipedia. British indycar driver dan wheldon died from injuries sustained in an horrific crash at the las vegas motor speedway on sunday, race organisers said. He was only the 18th driver in the history of the race to win it.
Wheldon, winner of the indianapolis 500 in may, died after his car was sent airborne. Sam schmidt motorsports driver dan wheldon was killed in an accident early in the las vegas indy 300 at las vegas motor speedway on sunday. Motorsport was in mourning today after british racing driver dan wheldon was killed in a highspeed 15car pileup at the las vegas 300 indycar series finale. Drivers involved in the las vegas indy 300 race sunday that killed british driver dan wheldon had expressed serious doubts about the track the morning of the crash. The british indycar driver dan wheldon was killed yesterday after his car became involved in a 15vehicle crash on lap of the las vegas indy 300, flew over another car and landed in a fence. Wheldon was airlifted from the las vegas track at 1. The 33yearold driver from buckinghamshire was airlifted to. British driver justin wilson has died after being struck by flying debris and suffering a serious head injury in sundays.
The deaths are spread across the major existing circuits in the country, with only knockhill and rockingham motor speedway opened 2001 not having any recorded driver deaths. British indycar driver justin wilson has died at the age of 37 after suffering head injuries in a crash on sunday. Twotime indianapolis 500 winner dan wheldon died when his car got caught up in a 15car pileup, sailed over another vehicle and smashed into. The british driver, who was 37, had been in a coma since sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car in a crashfilled race at pocono raceway on sunday. Wheldon won this years indy 500 in a onerace deal driving a car owned by the former driver bryan herta. British racing driver dan wheldon has been killed in a horrific crash during an indycar event in las vegas. British racing driver dan wheldon killed in indycar pile. Wheldon, 33, stayed with indycar in order to continue racing the indy 500, which he won twice, in 2005 and 2011. This article lists the people who have been fatally injured in american championship car racing during testing, practice, qualifying, or races since 1916, categorized into drivers, riding mechanics, and nonparticipants. The buckinghamshireborn star, 33, was one of 15 drivers involved in a crash at the second corner on lap of the seasonending race. Indycar officials confirmed wheldons death to fellow.23 96 376 770 1111 1528 456 1056 60 501 1375 435 788 558 1111 152 868 1573 1430 1185 882 974 882 1499 1365 987 438 486 157