What if Dan didn't die at Las Vegas and drove for AA in 2012... What would've happened to Hinch?
Did he have enough sponsorship money to find a lesser drive? If he did, where do you think he would've ended up? It's hard to tell actually, as many rides were already taken before Las Vegas. And a few of the available rides never materialised due to the lack of engines(Shank, Conquest, 2nd RLL).
Perhaps he would've found no ride, and would've moved to another series - at least for 2012?
Quite troubling how his situation is similar to Helio's in 2000. A tragic death giving a youg driver a golden opportununity to drive for a top-team - and perhaps allowing him to save his compromised open-wheel career.