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Gil de Ferran, 2003 Indy 500 winner, dead at 56 after having a heart attack while racing with his son in Florida as tributes pour in: ‘He defined class as a driver and as a gentleman’

Gil de Ferran, the 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner and holder of the closed-course land speed record, died Friday while racing with his son at The Concourse Club in Florida, multiple former colleagues confirmed to The Associated Press. He was 56. Fellow Brazilian driver Tony Kanaan said de Ferran was with …

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