Articles tagged Dan Wheldon

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Nigel Roebuck

Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...

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Dixon: Title No2 is my best

Scott Dixon was the man to beat in Indycars this year. Dixon won six races, led an IRL record 899 laps, and was on top of the championship all summer after winning the 92nd Indianapolis 500 at the end of May. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Dixon is renowned as the IRL IndyCar Series’ ‘iceman’. He speaks softly with a shy grin and shuns the limelight. Scott is the opposite of his...

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In brief

* Former Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti will return to the IRL Indycar Series in 2009 after a disappointing attempt to break into the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The 35-year-old Scot will join Chip Ganassi Racing in place of Dan Wheldon, who found a berth at Panther Racing, the team with which he started his IRL career. * Zytek prototypes will be rebranded Ginettas after LNT Automotive, owner of the...

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Mike Conway

A British driver who is picking his own path through American racing and sports cars At the end of last year the outlook was pretty bleak for Mike Conway. Before the final round of the IndyCar season at Fontana he announced that he was no longer comfortable driving on ovals and while fans and insiders alike understood his decision, the consensus seemed to be that his American single-seater career...

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The price of racing

As an observer at the US Grand Prix where François Cevert lost his life, I can confirm Denny Gioia’s memory of the helmetless driver. I was at the head of the pitlane when I saw Jackie Stewart entering, and my first thought was how remarkable it was to see him, of all people, driving hatless. He was often insultingly referred to as ‘Granny’ Stewart for his emphasis on safety, and the incident...

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Wheldon killed in Indycar horror crash

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a massive 15-car accident on lap 13 of IndyCar's season-closing race, held on the high-banked Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16. Wheldon had started at the back of the 34-car grid and had passed nine or 10 cars to be running in the thick of the tightly-packed field. In only his third start this season, the Briton was trying to work his way to...

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Hall of Fame 2013

The build-up to the 2013 Motor Sport magazine Hall of Fame continues. Each year we host a star-studded night to honour great names of our sport and invite a selection from the past and present to join our club of heroes. Between now and the 2013 event we will be asking those who are already members of the Hall of Fame whom they would choose to join them. This month we speak to 1979 Formula 1...

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Indycar war is over

After 12 years of losing fans, sponsors and credibility, open-wheel racing in America has finally regained some semblance of common sense. Along with solidarity. There will be one series and one champion in 2008 after the Indy Racing League and Champ Car decided to bury the hatchet instead of each other. Tony George, who started this costly war when he launched the Indy Racing League in 1996,...

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F1’s gateway to 1.2 billion people…

After pushing at India’s door for many years, it’s finally been opened from the inside – much to Bernie’s delight By Adam Cooper There was a telling sight at the front of the grid just before the start of the Indian Grand Prix. A minute’s silence for Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli, with drivers and team principals, had already ratcheted the level of emotion up a notch. Then shortly after they...

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Wheldon wins Indy 500 thriller

British star joins Jim Clark and Graham Hill in the history books Dan Wheldon has inscribed his name in racing history alongside motorsport legends Jim Clark and Graham Hill by becoming only the third British driver to win the Indianapolis 500. Wheldon, 26, came from 16th on the grid in his Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda to win the self-proclaimed 'biggest race in the world' on May 29. It...

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