Oct.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1’s governing body will assist in the investigation of Dan Wheldon’s death.

Briton Wheldon, 33, was killed in a 15-car crash last Sunday on lap 12 of the 2011 Indycar finale in Las Vegas.

According to the Associated Press, the Paris based FIA as well as the US sanctioning body ACCUS “will assist in a full investigation” of the fatal crash.

Indycar confirmed the news whilst saying “the safety of our drivers, their crews … staff, racetrack staff and spectators is always our paramount concern”.