Sir Jackie Stewart
There are bigger questions to be asked here about whether that number of cars of that speed and power should be allowed to race on an oval of that size, and also about the experience of some of the drivers in that field. The accident will draw attention to Indycar racing as a whole.
The untimely death of Dan Wheldon just emphasises that from the mildest contact can come accidents of huge dimensions. It illustrates my point made elsewhere in this issue that perhaps for too long drivers have not considered the horrendous results of just kissing wheels something we see all too often these days. Once an accident of that kind starts you have no control over the outcome no matter how much experience you have. Dan was a two-time Indy 500 winner, but in this scenario there was nothing he could do.
I remember awarding him his BRDC Gold Star following his first Indy win in 2005.I offer my deepest sympathies to Dan’s family and many friends in the motor sport world.