Justin Wilson

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Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson 2007.jpg
Wilson in 2007
NationalityBritish
BornJustin Boyd Wilson
(1978-07-31)31 July 1978
Sheffield, England
Died24 August 2015(2015-08-24) (aged 37)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Related toStefan Wilson (brother)
IZOD IndyCar Series career
Debut season2008
Former teamsNewman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (2008)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (2010–2011)
Dale Coyne Racing (2009, 2012–2014)
Andretti Autosport (2015)
Starts120
Wins3
Poles2
Fastest laps2
Best finish6th in 2013
Champ Car World Series
Years active2004–2007
TeamsConquest Racing (2004)
RuSport (2005–2006)
RSPORTS (2007)
Starts54
Wins4
Podiums15
Poles6
Best finish2nd in 2006, 2007
Awards
2006, 2007Greg Moore Legacy Award
Formula One World Championship career
Active years2003
TeamsMinardi, Jaguar
Entries16
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points1
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry2003 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry2003 Japanese Grand Prix

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.