Oct.24 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has accused Indycar of playing with drivers' lives by organising "wrestling"-style races.
Briton Dan Wheldon was killed just over a week ago in a 15-car crash at Las Vegas speedway, a 1.5-mile oval whose event boasted Indy 500-like speeds."We would never have let that race take place in Las Vegas last week," F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told the Daily Mail."With 34 cars racing on a 1.5-mile oval track, they were heading for disaster."Wheldon started the race dead last and, in an Indycar season finale gimmick, he stood to share a $5 million prize with a fan if he carved through the field and won.At the time of his crash, he had already passed ten cars."It made the race a little like all-in wrestling -- with a high risk attachment," said Ecclestone, referring to British no-holds-barred professional wrestling."While our sympathies lie with Dan's family, the whole episode has not been good for motor sport in general."
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