American analogue of Formula 1 – a series of IndyCar has always been considered one of the densest and fastest racing competitions in the world. The past weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has confirmed the reputation of the series. The final stage of the season was a truly horrific.
A terrible tragedy occurred in the 11 laps of the 200 planned. Bolide Wade Cunningham caught on the wheel of the car who was driving a parallel course JR Hildebrand. As a result of this collision dense group of pilots, coming from behind, I could not dodge the collision with this pair.
A total of 15 cars participated rubble, some of which are lit up. The only woman serving IndyCar – Danica Patrick said after that it was one of the worst moments in her life. Many pilots narrowly escaped serious injury from debris flown apart cars and wheels. No luck only to Dan Weldon (Dan Wheldon).
The British driver, who spoke in the US for 10 years, the champion of IndyCar 2005 and two-time winner of the legendary race 500 miles of Indianapolis, the first time this season came at the start, for the sake of the promised bonus of five million dollars to anyone who dares for the first time in the season, said at a stage and win the race.
Dan started from last position 34, and 11 played around ten places. Weldon had an accident last. His car is on the trampoline, flew to Paul Tracy machine and cut up into the wall, instantly turned into a mess of debris and flames.
Dan immediately taken by helicopter to a hospital, and the race was stopped. Two hours later it was announced that Wheldon died. After that, the pilots drove five slow laps in honor of the deceased driver, and then run was finally halted. Dan was only 33 years…