I’m not a big Indycar fan and I didn’t know Dan Wheldon personally. I’ve never met him either. But I couldn’t let the recent tragic event pass without paying my respects to the double Indy 500 champion. It is clear that he was a great talent behind the wheel and it is with great sorrow that his life was taken so early. The world of motorsport has united in their grief at the passing of ‘One of their own’. Whether you are a Driver, Mechanic, Team Member, Organiser or just a fan of Motorsport you cannot help but feel great sadness at the passing of Dan Wheldon. My thoughts and condolences go out to all his family and friends during this difficult time, especially his wife and two young children who will now grow up without a father. It is such a shame that it has taken such a terrible event to make people notice what a true motor racing great he was.
To many, Motorsport is a drug. Once you have experienced it you want more and more. The highs are euphoric, but the lows can be devastating.
Rest in Peace Dan.