British Indy Car Driver, Dan Wheldon, RIP
Wheldon was one of the few foreign drivers to make it big in American IndyCar racing, being one of the two British competitors to win the Indianapolis 500 on more than one occasion.
Wheldon was killed after suffering horrendous injuries in the 225mph smash.
The pile-up of cars on the 11th lap of the race caused a huge, fiery pile-up sending Wheldon’s car through the air, landing on barriers and leaving him helpless. He was rushed to hospital in a helicopter but died as a result of his severe ‘unsurvivable’ injuries.