Having attended the IndyCar race at Las Vegas in anticipation of a great weekend, it turned into one of great sadness. I spoke to Dan Wheldon on Friday afternoon, just to wish him well for the race, and on Sunday watched him being taken to the helicopter, alas already lost to us. The five-lap dedication to him was very moving and observed wonderfully by the American people. The walk back to the car park was in sombre mood, not a word spoken.
Rest in peace, Dan. You will be much missed.
Barry Palmer, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs