Posts Tagged ‘Dan Wheldon’

21 Oct 2011: Lionheart: the career of Dan Wheldon in photos

Dan Wheldon was marked for greatness right from the start, when as a child he battled the young Anthony Davidson and Jenson Button across the karting circuits of the UK.

16 Oct 2011: IndyCar: Dan Wheldon killed in horrific 15-car Vegas crash

Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon has been killed in a 220mph multi-car accident as the IndyCar Series’ season-ending celebration turned to heartbreak and disaster.

8 Sep 2011: Reigning Indy champion Wheldon takes another turn around the Brickyard

Dan Wheldon has returned to the Brickyard, in a different set of wheels to the ones that won him this year’s Indy 500, to take two feeder series machines for a spin around the iconic track.

27 Mar 2011: IndyCar: Power and Franchitti resume rivalry in St Pete qualifying

The IndyCar Series starts its new season this weekend on the Streets of St Petersburg in Florida – and if qualifying is any guide it’s going to be much like the last one.

29 Jan 2011: So who’s confirmed for this season so far?

It’s only January, but we thought we’d take an early look at which British drivers will definitely be racing this season, and where.

12 Jun 2010: England’s racing drivers on the World Cup, Beckham and supporting the USA

With World Cup fever reaching new heights among English football fans ahead of the team’s opening match, most of the country’s top open wheel racers are in North America looking for ways to watch the game.

6 Jun 2010: IndyCar: Briscoe wins in Texas as de Silvestro escapes fire

Just six days after Mike Conway’s terrifying Indianapolis 500 crash the IndyCar Series dodged another bullet at the Texas Motor Speedway when popular rookie Simona de Silvestro was dragged unharmed from her burning car after hitting the wall at more than 200mph.

5 Jun 2010: IndyCar: Alex Lloyd leads challenge against the Penske/Ganassi steamroller

IndyCar’s two dominant teams, Penske and Ganassi, grabbed the top positions in qualifying for the Firestone 550K at the Texas Motor Speedway, with Britain’s Alex Lloyd leading the challenge for the rest of the field in sixth.

30 May 2010: IndyCar: Franchitti wins Indianapolis 500 as race ends in big crash for Mike Conway

Scotland’s Dario Franchitti led for most of the Indianapolis 500, but before he could collect the win he had to endure some frantic and confused closing laps during which many drivers ran short of fuel, positions rapidly changed and Mike Conway suffered a ghastly crash.

24 May 2010: IndyCar: Castroneves on pole for Indy 500 as Bump Day claims its victims

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves qualified on pole for this year’s race – but the man who believes he was the rightful winner of the Brazilian’s 2002 triumph, Paul Tracy, lost his place in the field of 33 as the final minutes of Bump Day ended in high drama.

 
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