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Justin Wilson

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DoB:
31 July 1978
(age 38)
From:
Sheffield, England
Teams:
Minardi, Jaguar

Debut & Minardi (2003)

Justin Wilson came into Formula 1 for the 2003 season driving for Minardi who had actually designed their 2003 challenger for Wilson. He had already been rather successful in other forms of motor racing before coming into F1 and very quickly began to out perform his vastly more experienced team mate Jos Verstappen.

His best result for Minardi came at the 2003 Spanish GP where he finished 11th. However when Jaguar dropped Antonio Pizzonia after the 2003 British GP, Justin Wilson was very quickly scooped up to replace the Brazilian.

Jaguar (2003)

Thus Wilson made his debut for Jaguar at the 2003 German GP; he was replaced at Minardi by test driver Nicolas Kiesa. Unfortunately the Brit, being rather tall struggled to fit in the Jaguar, but he did manage to score his first F1 (and so far only point) at the 2003 United States GP.

Hopes for Wilson retaining his seat going into 2004 were not good, as the driver was unable to being money to the team and the team’s engine provider Ford asked for a driver that could. Thus Wilson was dropped for the Jaguar Test driver and Red Bull prodigy Christian Klien.

Post F1

Wilson moved onto compete in America’s Champ Car Racing, collecting 4 victories between 2004 & 2007. In 2008 Justin moved to race in the IndyCar Series, where he is still currently racing. He picked up his maiden win at the 2008 Detroit Indy GP.

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Wilson's F1 Career Stats

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