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Unlike their peers in Formula One, Indy Car drivers compete on a level playing-field: all the cars have the same chassis and engine.Race-days also have a more informal atmosphere, with fans able to get closer to the drivers to secure an autograph or have a chat.
Having started from last place on the grid, he stood to secure a million prize if he won the race — a marketing ploy to promote the sport .
He then returned to Panther Racing, before switching earlier this year to Bryan Herta Autosport, although — despite his victory in the Indy 500 in May — it was not a full-time team commitment.
He was expected to sign a contract with Andretti Autosport for 2012 .
“Motor racing is all I’ve ever known,” Dan Wheldon said later. It was not even like I knew I wanted to do something else.” He left Bedford School after taking his GCSEs, and by 1996 had graduated to racing in the junior formulas — among his rivals in those early days was Jenson Button.
It was his failure to secure funding to advance to Formula Three that persuaded him to try his luck in America.