Dan Wheldon

IndyCar chassis-builder Dallara has announced that its new 2012 single-seater will be codenamed the ‘DW12’ in honour of its principal test driver, Dan Wheldon, who was killed at the season-ending race at Las Vegas a fortnight ago.

The British driver, who had been confirmed as a full-time driver with the Andretti Autosports outfit on the eve of his fatal accident, had been a figurehead in helping to test and develop the new chassis.

“As a homage to the work [Wheldon] did, we’ve decided to dedicate the 2012 IndyCar Dallara to him, and from today it will be called the DW12,” said Dallara founder Gian Paolo Dallara.

[Original image via LAT]

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