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RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by TopContender on Mon Oct 17 2011, 01:43

Talk about some bullshit. The last race of this formula, and the guy gets killed. He was always cool to me in the bars.
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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by gueuzeman on Mon Oct 17 2011, 02:50

That sucks. What little I know about this race sounds like they put a lot of people on the track with questionable abilities, and a few cars that might not have been prepared as well as they could have been. A bit soon to start the fingerpointing, but this whole $5 million thingsounded like more lotto hype than racing.

Also- too small a track ? Dunno.

Again- sucks.
Saw him drive twice at the Glen.
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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by Danny Boy on Mon Oct 17 2011, 05:19

Sad day, R.I.P.
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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by PLAYLIFE on Mon Oct 17 2011, 06:13

Terrible terrible accident, sickening to watch.

RIP Dan, he seemed like a really cool guy.

Another sad day in motorsport.
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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by gueuzeman on Wed Oct 19 2011, 01:48

A pretty good read on the conditions that led to the inevitable.

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/indycar-oval-madness

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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by TopContender on Wed Oct 19 2011, 02:30

IT reminds me of a west coast track that was deemed to fast after the drivers blacked out under the constant g force. You mix in amateur hour, 5million dollars, and a dangerous oval, and this is what you get.
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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by gueuzeman on Wed Oct 19 2011, 04:20

Yeah, spot on.



(sigh)

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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by Revs on Wed Oct 19 2011, 09:56

very sad news... horrific accident... open wheelers, ovals... nuff said...


RIP Dan
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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by Gelert on Wed Oct 19 2011, 11:37

Sky Sports 2, Thursday 20th October at 2200hrs UK schedule). Dan Wheldon, A Tribute will be screened. A one hour documentary.

Good read via that link, Gueuze. It certainly made me re-evaluate my stance against Randy Bernard.

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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by Danny Boy on Wed Oct 19 2011, 12:14

Gelert wrote:Sky Sports 2, Thursday 20th October at 2200hrs UK schedule). Dan Wheldon, A Tribute will be screened. A one hour documentary.

Good read via that link, Gueuze. It certainly made me re-evaluate my stance against Randy Bernard.

I'll be watching that.
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Re: RIP Dan Wheldon

Post by PLAYLIFE on Fri Dec 16 2011, 06:03

Here's the official investigation into the accident.

Some mind boggling numbers of speeds, g-forces and airborne distances...

http://file.brickyard.com/ftp/fetch/a2d7de7e-b92a-453b-afae-17c2b377a97b/Las%20Vegas%20Accident_Investigation%2012%2015%2011.pdf
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