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Justin Boyd Wilson (born 31 July 1978 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom – died 24 August 2015 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States) was a former Formula One driver who drove for Minardi and Jaguar in 2003.

Prior to making his debut in 2003, Wilson encountered a number of issues, among them him being too tall to fit into the cockpit, and needing a £2 million funding to race in Minardi. He replaced Antônio Pizzonia in Jaguar beginning the German Grand Prix, and scored his sole career point at the US Grand Prix. Wilson was dropped for the 2004 season because owner Ford was not prepared to pour unlimited funds into Formula One and advised the team to sign a pay driver, and a role as a test driver for Jaguar was not materialized due to the FIA retaining a regulation for 2004 prohibiting drivers who had competed in six or more Formula One events from participating in Friday test sessions.

After leaving F1 following 2003, Wilson has competed in the Champ Car series and the Le Mans 24 Hours. He competed in IndyCar with his death happening in the IndyCar race at Pocono in 2015. On race day, August 23, Wilson was struck in the helmet by some debris that fell from Sage Karam's crashed car on lap 179, sustaining brain injuries, and was airlifted to hospital where he died the following day. It came just over a month after Jules Bianchi succumbed to his injuries sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. As a result, Wilson became the first driver fatality in IndyCar since Dan Wheldon in the 2011 season, and the last IndyCar fatality to date.

Just a couple of months prior, Wilson had made a one-off appearance in Formula E driving for Andretti Autosport.


Formula One Career[]

2003[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
2001 Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda Jordan-Honda Test Drivers
2003 European Minardi Cosworth Minardi-Cosworth 1 20th Report
Jaguar Racing Jaguar-Cosworth
2004 Jaguar Racing Jaguar-Cosworth Test Driver

Career Statistics[]

Entries 16
Starts 16
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 1
Laps Raced 670
Distance Raced 3152 km (1959 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos
2003 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg 1 20th
Ret Ret Ret Ret 11th 13th Ret Ret 13th 14th 16th Ret Ret Ret 8th 13th
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

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