Skip to comments.Dan Wheldon (Reigning Indy 500 Champ) Dies After Massive Crash in Las Vegas
Posted on 10/16/2011 3:21:06 PM PDT by drewh
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I agree 100%.....Those cars are just jet wings on wheels and once a front tire looses contact with the pavement, they go airborn
I didn’t see this live; I was at another race event at Laguna Seca. But a few of us got word of the crash during the lunch break yesterday. I watched the clip when I got home and couldn’t get through the entire clip.
IMO, putting 34 cars on a high-banked 1.5-miler is just asking for it. With a smaller field (and maybe fewer rookie drivers) they might have been okay there.
But myself, I prefer watching them run on flat ovals; those require the driver to do something besides stand on the throttle.
There were at least 2 cars that went airborne on the clip I saw. Seems like the open wheel cars have a propensity to leave the ground if they rear end another one. It happens in F1 also..
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