Dan Wheldon: By those who knew him best
AUTOSPORT recently ran an in-depth tribute to Dan Wheldon in our magazine, but we had too many anecdotes to fit them all in. So here, in full, are the interviews from those closest to him - and we make no apology for the length of this feature. Enjoy...
Daniel Clive Wheldon was born on June 22, 1978 in Emberton, Buckinghamshire.
Between then and his untimely death, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, 2011, he won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and '11), the 2006 Daytona 24 Hours, the 2005 IndyCar Series, the 1999 US FF2000 Championship, and was a race winner in Indy Lights, Toyota Atlantic, British Formula Ford and Formula Vauxhall Junior – and was Cadet kart champion three times consecutively, a feat that has never been matched.
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