Justin Wilson (racing driver)

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Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson 2007.jpg
Justin Wilson in Toronto (2007)
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born Justin Boyd Wilson
(1978-07-31)31 July 1978
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Died 24 August 2015(2015-08-24) (aged 37)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Related to Stefan Wilson (brother)
IZOD IndyCar Series career
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
Champ Car World Series
Years active 2004–2007
Teams Conquest Racing (2004)
RuSport (2005–2006)
RSPORTS (2007)
Starts 54
Wins 4
Poles 6
Best finish 2nd in 2006, 2007
Awards
2006, 2007 Greg Moore Legacy Award
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 2003
Teams Minardi, Jaguar
Entries 16
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2003 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry 2003 Japanese Grand Prix

Justin Boyd Wilson (31 July 1978 – 24 August 2015) was a British professional open-wheel racing 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 2004 to 2007, 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.[1]

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

Racing career[edit]

Early career (to 2002)[edit]

Brought up in the tiny hamlet of Woodall, near Harthill, South Yorkshire,[4] Wilson began racing karts in 1987. During the mid 1990s, he spent several years in Formula Vauxhall with Paul Stewart Racing before earning international attention when he won the inaugural Formula Palmer Audi championship with nine race wins. In 1998, he was a finalist in the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award. A year later, he graduated to the FIA International Formula 3000 championship and won the championship in 2001, setting a record winning margin in the process.

Despite his success, his height proved a liability, and prevented him from securing a Formula One drive for 2002. He found a drive in the Telefónica World Series by Nissan, where he continued his winning ways with race victories at Interlagos and Valencia.

Wilson also tested for the Minardi Formula One team, but although regular driver Alex Yoong was replaced for two rounds, Wilson was unable to race the car due to his height.[5]

Formula One (2003)[edit]

For 2003, Minardi designed the car around Wilson's 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) frame and signed him up to race.[6] The car was off the pace but Wilson performed favourably against his more experienced teammate, Jos Verstappen. He switched to Jaguar Racing to replace Antônio Pizzonia for the last five races of the season, and scored his first championship point at the United States Grand Prix. However, Wilson did not retain his position with Jaguar Racing, because Ford was not prepared to pour unlimited funds into Formula One and advised the team that they would have to take on a paying driver. Christian Klien, who was funded by Austrian drink company Red Bull, and who had tested for Jaguar in November 2003, was able to bring sponsorship and thus secure a driver's seat for 2004.

Champ Car (2004 to 2007)[edit]

At the beginning of 2004, Wilson joined the Champ Car World Series with Mi-Jack Conquest Racing. He qualified as high as second in his rookie season and finished the year in 11th place in the standings. In addition to Champ Cars, Wilson also raced at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, sharing the Racing for Holland Dome-Judd S101 with Tom Coronel and Ralph Firman, personally setting the fifth fastest lap.

In 2005, Wilson moved to the RuSPORT team to partner with A. J. Allmendinger. He won his first Champ Car race at Toronto. Continuing with his success in Canada, Wilson finished third at Montreal, then rounded off the year with a victory from pole in the final race of the season at the Mexico City circuit. Wilson finished the season in third place in the drivers' standings behind series champion Sébastien Bourdais and second-placed Oriol Servia.

Wilson stayed with RuSPORT for the 2006 season, and finished second in the series. On 19 October 2006, in the Friday qualifying for the Surfers Paradise race, Wilson hit a small barrier of tyres in a chicane. When the front wheels lurched sideways after the impact, the steering wheel spun sharply in Wilson's hands and broke a small bone in his right wrist.[7]

For 2007, Wilson was signed on a multi-year contract with RSPORTS, a merger of his former team and Rocketsports.[8] He finished second in the championship. Preceding the European rounds of the championship (Zolder, Belgium and Assen, Holland), RSPORTS announced their separation back into RuSport and Rocketsports.[9]

IndyCar (2008–2015)[edit]

Wilson practising for the 2008 Indianapolis 500

Wilson signed for reigning ChampCar champions Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing for 2008,[10] replacing Sébastien Bourdais. The ChampCar series merged with the Indy Racing League for 2008, meaning that Wilson and team-mate Graham Rahal competed in the IndyCar Series.[11] Wilson qualified on pole for the Long Beach Grand Prix and second at Edmonton. Wilson won his first race for NHLR and took his maiden IndyCar Series win at the Detroit Indy Grand Prix in late August, moving up from fourth at the start to second through pitstops before gaining the lead when Hélio Castroneves was penalised for blocking. However, like many drivers switching from the road and street course based Champ Car series, he was not yet competitive in the series' oval races.

At the end of the points scoring races of the season Wilson placed 11th in the overall standings and finished second in the Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings. He missed out by just four points from Hideki Mutoh of the long established IndyCar Series Andretti Green Racing team, he was the best placed of the so-called transition drivers without any significant oval racing history. Oriol Servia finished higher but had enough oval racing experience in both the IRL and Champ Car to not be deemed a rookie.

Wilson racing at the Milwaukee Mile for Dale Coyne Racing in 2009

Wilson agreed to drive for Dale Coyne Racing in 2009,[12] after losing his ride at Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing. Wilson qualified second for the 2009 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to start the season, which is Coyne's best qualifying result in the team's 23-year history. He finished the race in third position, set the fastest lap of the race and led the most laps. Wilson was leading before a late-race caution came out; eventual race winner Ryan Briscoe passed him on the restart.

On 5 July 2009 Wilson scored his second IndyCar Series win, and Dale Coyne's first victory as an owner in his team's 23-year history. At the 2009 Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen, Wilson again qualified second, only behind Briscoe, who set a new track record twice over the course of qualifying. Because Dario Franchitti crashed early in the final round of qualifying, Wilson was able to save a set of Firestone's alternate-compound tires, which are designed to make the car faster, but also wear out more quickly. Wilson was the fastest driver in final practice. In the race itself, Wilson attempted to pass Briscoe on the second lap, but was unsuccessful; two laps later, he made the pass stick, leading the first of 49 laps he spent in front. With six laps remaining in the 60-lap event, a full-course caution came out, resulting in the same setup as St. Petersburg: Wilson leading late, with Briscoe right behind him. This time, however, Wilson retained the lead, stretching it to 4.9 seconds by the end of the race.[13]

Wilson took part in the 2010 running of the Daytona 24 Hours race. This time he was racing for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the Telmex/Target sponsored 01 Riley BMW prototype. Wilson shared the car with Max Papis, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, the car finished the race on the lead lap in second place.[14] During the race in an interview with Speed TV Wilson confirmed he was still working on a drive in the 2010 IndyCar season, saying he hoped to have a deal arranged "in the next few weeks".

On 2 February 2010 it was announced that Wilson would be joining Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the 2010 IndyCar season, he drove the No. 22 Z-Line Designs sponsored car and was partnered by Mike Conway.[15] For the opening race in Brazil they were joined by Ana Beatriz.[16] For the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 the team was expanded to run four cars for Tomas Scheckter and Ana Beatriz.[17] Wilson begun the season well in the road and street courses, often running near the front, finishing second in both the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the Long Beach Grand Prix. He ran in the lead toward the end of the Indy 500 setting the fastest out lap of all the drivers during the race.

After Conway was sidelined for an accident in the closing stages of the Indy 500, Wilson was partnered by Tomas Scheckter, Graham Rahal and Paul Tracy. It was announced that he would be joined by J. R. Hildebrand who made his IndyCar debut at Mid-Ohio.[18] Wilson won the pole in the Toronto event[19] but fell to seventh in the race. Wilson finished the season eleventh in points.

On 11 November 2010 Dreyer & Reinbold announced that Wilson would return for a second season.[20] Wilson was having a difficult season, but had just captured a season best finish of fifth at Edmonton when he injured his back when his car was launched into the air after running off course at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during a practice session.[21] He was replaced by four different drivers in the car for the remaining races.

In January 2012 Dale Coyne Racing revealed that they had signed Wilson for the 2012 season. Wilson captured the team's first and his first oval victory at Texas Motor Speedway, although unapproved bodywork was found on Wilson's car during post-race inspection, the win was allowed to stand, with Wilson being docked five points and the team being fined.[22] The result would be by far his best of the season and he finished fifteenth in points. In 2013 Wilson returned to the team. He finished on the podium four times and finished sixth in the championship, his best IndyCar series points result since the merger with Champ Car. Wilson also captured his best career Indy 500 finish of fifth in the 2013 race. In 2014 Wilson again returned to the Coyne team, but failed to reach the podium and finished fifteenth in points.

Flag of the United Kingdom at half mast at the 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in memory of Wilson

Wilson was a free agent at the beginning of the 2015 IndyCar Series season when Andretti Autosport announced that they had signed him to compete with them in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and 2015 Indianapolis 500. After those races, Wilson was again on the sidelines until 7 July 2015 when Andretti announced that Wilson would compete in the final five races of the season with the team.[23] Wilson finished on the podium in second at Mid-Ohio.

Sports car racing[edit]

In 2006, Wilson took part in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona event for the first time in his career, racing for the Michael Shank Racing team in a Lexus powered Riley & Scott Daytona Prototype chassis. Teaming up with Champ Car teammate A. J. Allmendinger, Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson, the car made it to the chequered flag in second place.

In 2008 Wilson again drove in the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours race for Michael Shank Racing, this time in a Ford powered Riley prototype chassis. He shared the number 60 car with Oswaldo Negri, Mark Patterson and Graham Rahal, they finished the race in sixth position and were the highest placed Ford powered car.[24]

On 28–29 January 2012, Wilson and co-drivers AJ Allmendinger, Oswaldo Negri and John Pew won the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona, driving the number 60 Michael Shank Racing Riley MkXXVI Ford Daytona Prototype. It was his first Rolex 24 win. Wilson returned to the podium with Michael Shank Racing at Daytona in 2013 after he and co-drivers John Pew, Ozz Negri, Marcos Ambrose, and AJ Allmendinger recovered from being several laps down to finish third in the race.

Investment program[edit]

Wilson struggled to raise the money needed to get a Formula One seat with the Minardi team in 2003, so his management team developed a program that gave investors the opportunity to support Wilson's career by buying shares in him to the public to raise the £1.2 million needed.[25] The program was supported by television commentator Murray Walker amongst others and ended up being oversubscribed. There are nearly 900 shareholders, each of whom invested a minimum of £500. Wilson was formerly managed by former Grand Prix driver Jonathan Palmer.

Personal life[edit]

Wilson married girlfriend Julia in Sheffield, England on 29 December 2006.[26][27] The couple resided in Northampton, England and in Longmont, Colorado.[28] Their first child, Jane Louise, was born on 12 April 2008 in Lafayette, Colorado, and Jessica Lynne was born on 12 January 2010.[29]

Wilson's younger brother, Stefan, is also a racing driver. In 2009, Stefan joined the Indy Lights Series for its street and road course events, the support series to IndyCar. Stefan made his first IndyCar start in the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore driving alongside Justin for Dale Coyne Racing. It was the first time brothers had raced in IndyCar as teammates since Gary Bettenhausen and Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. in 1983.

Death[edit]

Wilson was fatally injured in an accident during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on 23 August 2015. Race leader Sage Karam crashed late in the race, sending debris airborne. The nose cone from Karam's crashed car hit Wilson's helmet as he drove through the accident scene, and Wilson's car immediately veered left into the inside wall. Wilson was extricated from his car and airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. He was subsequently reported to be in a coma,[30][31] and died the following day.[3] Tributes from the motorsport world included Nigel Mansell, Jenson Button and Dario Franchitti.[32] NASCAR driver Tony Stewart lent his private plane to Wilson's family so they could fly out to Pennsylvania.[33]

This is the first death in IndyCar since 2011, when Dan Wheldon died in a crash during the IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The day after Wilson's death, his younger brother Stefan indicated that Wilson saved six lives by donating his organs.[34]

On August 27 IndyCar drivers Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, Will Power, and Graham Rahal staged a tribute by driving race cars across the Golden Gate bridge. Andretti drove Justin Wilson's number 25 car and Hinchcliffe delivered the Astor Cup trophy to Sonoma Raceway, the site of the final race of the 2015 IndyCar Series season.[35]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
1999 Team Astromega IMO
6
MON
Ret
CAT
6
MAG
10
SIL
Ret
A1R
Ret
HOC
Ret
HUN
7
SPA
Ret
NÜR
Ret
20th 2
2000 Nordic Racing IMO
8
SIL
3
CAT
5
NÜR
Ret
MON
7
MAG
9
A1R
2
HOC
Ret
HUN
5
SPA
5
5th 16
2001 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing INT
1
IMO
6
CAT
3
A1R
1
MON
2
NÜR
Ret
MAG
2
SIL
2
HOC
2
HUN
1
SPA
2
MNZ
2
1st 71

Complete American Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2002 Team Ascari LMP900 Ascari KZR-1 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 G SEB
ovr:6
cls:6
SON MID AME WAS TRO MOS MON MIA PET 39th 19
2004 Taurus Racing LMP1 Lola B2K/10 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 D SEB
ovr:22
cls:9
MID LIM SON POR MOS AME PET MON 27th 8

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2003 European Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS03 Cosworth V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
11
AUT
13
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
EUR
13
FRA
14
GBR
16
20th 1
Jaguar Racing Jaguar R4 Cosworth V10 GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
ITA
Ret
USA
8
JPN
13

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Champ Car[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2004 Conquest Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE LBH
6
MTY
6
POR
5
CLE
18
TOR
12
VAN
14
ROA
7
DEN
7
MTL
14
LS
18
LVG
8
SRF
8
MXC
4
11th 188
Reynard 02i MIL
11
2005 RuSPORT Lola B02/00 Ford XFE LBH
4
MTY
4
MIL
4
POR
17
CLE
7
TOR
1
EDM
4
SJO
4
DEN
17
MTL
3
LVG
11
SRF
7
MXC
1
3rd 265
2006 RuSPORT Lola B02/00 Ford XFE LBH
2
HOU
5
MTY
2
MIL
2
POR
2
CLE
13
TOR
4
EDM
1
SJO
3
DEN
8
MTL
14
ROA
5
SRF
Wth
MXC
2
2nd 298
2007 RSPORTS Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE LVG
14
LBH
4
HOU
10
POR
2
CLE
4
MTT
5
TOR
3
EDM
2
SJO
13
ROA
8
ZOL
5
ASN
1
SRF
2
MXC
10
2nd 281

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team No. Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2008 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 02 Dallara Honda HMS
15
STP
9
MOT1 KAN
9
INDY
27
MIL
7
TXS
27
IOW
12
RIR
7
WGL
25
NSH
18
MDO
11
EDM
3
KTY
19
SNM
9
DET
1
CHI
11
SRF2
12
11th 340
Panoz Cosworth LBH1
19
2009 Dale Coyne Racing 19 Dallara Honda STP
3
9th 354
18 LBH
22
KAN
14
INDY
23
MIL
15
TXS
15
IOW
18
RIR
14
WGL
1
TOR
5
EDM
8
KTY
21
MDO
13
SNM
7
CHI
10
MOT
12
HMS
10
2010 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 22 SAO
11
STP
2
ALA
7
LBH
2
KAN
18
INDY
7
TXS
19
IOW
24
WGL
10
TOR
7*
EDM
21
MDO
27
SNM
6
CHI
7
KTY
11
MOT
16
HMS
21
11th 361
2011 STP
10
ALA
19
LBH
22
SAO
7
INDY
16
TXS
17
TXS
21
MIL
10
IOW
12
TOR
15
EDM
5
MDO
Wth
NHM SNM BAL MOT KTY LVS 24th 183
2012 Dale Coyne Racing 18 Dallara DW12 STP
10
ALA
19
LBH
10
SAO
22
INDY
7
DET
22
TXS
1
MIL
23
IOW
10
TOR
21
EDM
9
MDO
18
SNM
11
BAL
17
FON
23
15th 278
2013 19 STP
9
ALA
8
LBH
3
SAO
20
INDY
5
DET
3
DET
22
TXS
15
MIL
9
IOW
11
POC
7
TOR
11
TOR
8
MDO
8
SNM
2
BAL
4
HOU
3
HOU
4
FON
18
6th 472
2014 STP
8
LBH
16
ALA
6
IMS
11
INDY
22
DET
4
DET
12
TXS
21
HOU
10
HOU
12
POC
14
IOW
13
TOR
10
TOR
10
MDO
15
MIL
17
SNM
9
FON
13
15th 395
2015 Andretti Autosport 25 STP NLA LBH ALA IMS
24
INDY
21
DET
DET
TXS
TOR
FON
MIL
18
IOW
17
MDO
2
POC
15
SNM
24th 108
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
8 4 120 2 3 9 41 0 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2008 Dallara Honda 16 27 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
2009 Dallara Honda 15 23 Dale Coyne Racing
2010 Dallara Honda 11 7 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2011 Dallara Honda 19 16 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
2012 Dallara Honda 21 7 Dale Coyne Racing
2013 Dallara Honda 14 5 Dale Coyne Racing
2014 Dallara Honda 14 22 Dale Coyne Racing
2015 Dallara Honda 6 21 Andretti Autosport

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2004 Netherlands Racing for Holland Netherlands Tom Coronel
Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman
Dome S101-Judd LMP1 313 DNF DNF

Touring Car racing[edit]

V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Final Pos Points
2012 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
PHI
R10
PHI
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q
SAN
R20
BAT
R21
SUR
R22

13
SUR
R23

20
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
SYD
R30
NC 0 †

† Not Eligible for points

Complete Formula E results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2014–15 Andretti Autosport Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI PUT PDE BNA MIA LBH MON BER MOS
10
LON LON 25th 1

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bruno Junqueira
International Formula 3000 Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Sébastien Bourdais
Preceded by
None
Formula Palmer Audi
Champion

1998
Succeeded by
Richard Tarling