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2005 Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500

Sunday, May 29, 2005
Round:
5
Laps:
200
Fastest Lap:
Kanaan, 39.4560s
Country:
United States
Circuit:
2005 season:
Report

British star joins Jim Clark and Graham Hill in the history books

Dan Wheldon has inscribed his name in racing history alongside motorsport legends Jim Clark and Graham Hill by becoming only the third British driver to win the Indianapolis 500.

Wheldon, 26, came from 16th on the grid in his Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda to win the self-proclaimed 'biggest race in the world' on May 29. It was his fourth victory in five races this season, putting him on course to become the first driver since Jacques Villeneuve in 1995 to win the Indy 500 and an Indycar series title in the same year.

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