Justin Wilson

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Justin Wilson
Wilson in 2007
Nationality British
Date of birth (1978-07-31)31 July 1978
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Died 24 August 2015(2015-08-24) (aged 37)
Place of death Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Related to Stefan Wilson (brother)
2018 IZOD IndyCar Series
Debut season 2008
Former teams Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (2008)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (2010–2011)
Dale Coyne Racing (2009, 2012–2014)
Andretti Autosport (2015)
Starts 120
Wins 3
Poles 2
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 6th 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. http://m.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120477]