Justin Wilson

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Justin Wilson
Wilson in 2007
Date of birth(1978-07-31)31 July 1978
Place of birthSheffield, England
Died24 August 2015(2015-08-24) (aged 37)
Place of deathAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Related toStefan Wilson (brother)
2019 IZOD IndyCar Series
Debut season2008
Former teamsNewman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (2008)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (2010–2011)
Dale Coyne Racing (2009, 2012–2014)
Andretti Autosport (2015)
Fastest laps2
Best finish6th in 2013

Justin Boyd Wilson (31 July 1978[1] – 24 August 2015[2]) was a British professional open-wheel driver. Just before his death, he was competing part-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Earlier, he competed in the Champ Car series from 200407, scoring four wins.

He also competed in Formula One in the 2003 season with Minardi and Jaguar and was the winner of the 2001 International Formula 3000 championship. He was also a winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona. To date, he is the tallest person to have raced in Formula One.

On 23 August 2015, Wilson suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident at the Pocono Raceway,[3] which caused his death the following day.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Justin Wilson Biography".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Has Died of a Head Injury". ABC News. August 24, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  3. Glendenning, Mark. "Justin Wilson remains in critical condition with severe head injury". Autosport.com.