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R.I.P Dan Wheldon

Anybody else watching this? Completely horrific, I hope Wheldon is alive, but bad vibes....



Open wheel cars aren't meant to race like this, way too dangerous. So many injuries happen at these 1.5 mile tracks. Just stupid.

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So sad. He updated his twitter just before the race. Condolences to his family.
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RIP Dan. It's all over the sports news channels in the UK.
At least he died doing what he loved. Condolences to his family at this sad time.

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Re: R.I.P Dan Wheldon

Oh my god.... I'm gutted... the crash looked extremely bad to begin with and when I saw the remains of his car I knew it was really serious.

Sometimes motorsport can be extremely brutal. Dan won his first race this year, clinching his second Indy 500 win in a spectacular fashion. And just his second this season turned out to be his last, a career ended at just 33 years of age.

I've met him at the 2006 Rolex 24 at Daytona for a quick chat, nice bloke..he went on to win that race as well. I don't know what to say....

The whole idea of having so many quick open wheelers race on this track was insane to begin with, I hope the Indycar officials finally learn their lesson. There have been so many bad accidents in recent years and today luck just ran out...

The 5-lap salute was a great way to end the event though, it was gut-wrenching to see Dario Franchitti & Tony Kanaan in tears while getting back into their cars. Rest in peace Dan!

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Anybody else watching this? Completely horrific, I hope Wheldon is alive, but bad vibes....



Open wheel cars aren't meant to race like this, way too dangerous. So many injuries happen at these 1.5 mile tracks. Just stupid.
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That is so sad

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Re: R.I.P Dan Wheldon

As I posted nearly 5 years ago about these other 3 dead daredevils, its an "occupational hazard" of doing what they loved. (Add stunt pilots and circus "big cat" tamers who sometimes get killed pursing their passion to the list).

Doing a hazardous job that has another purpose (military, police, firefighter, miner, etc) is one thing, albeit the controversy those jobs sometimes engender. Doing a "job" that's basically about conquering risks is another.
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I was watching the race. Terrible.
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