Justin Wilson

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Justin Wilson is a motor-racing driver from Great Britain.

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Justin Wilson after his first Le Mans race in 2004

He began racing karts in 1987 before progressing through the ranks, competing in various categories including Formula One and winning the Formula 3000 Championship in 2001 in a record-breaking season.

Justin struggled to raise the money needed to get a Formula One seat with the Minardi team in 2003, so his management team came up with the idea of selling "shares" in him (http://www.investinwilson.com/) to the public to raise the 1.2 million needed. The scheme was supported by Murray Walker amongst others and ended a great success as it ended up being oversubscribed.

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Race Results and Appearances

2005

  • Moved to the RuSport Champ Car team to partner A.J. Allmendinger this is his first paid drive (he didn't need to ring sponsorship with him);

2004

  • Did not retain his position with the Formula One Racing team Jaguar Racing;
  • Joined Champ Car World Series with Mi-Jack Conquest Racing. Qualified as high as 2nd in his rookie season but finished the year in 11th place (second highest rookie);
  • Raced at the famous 24 hours of Le Mans motor-race this year, driving the #16 Racing for Holland Dome-Judd S101 with Tom Coronel and Ralph Firman. He showed an impressive pace in only his second competitive outing in a sportscar (he also raced at the 12 Hours of Sebring race in the US), setting the cars fastest lap of 336.726 (fastest bar the dominant Audi R8 prototypes)

2003

  • Raced in Formula One with Minardi for the start of the season
  • Signed to Jaguar Racing for the last five races of the season, starting with the German Grand Prix
  • Scored first F1 World Championship point at the U.S. Grand Prix.

2002

2001

  • Wins the FIA International Formula 3000 Championship with three wins, six second places, one third place and two pole positions - he broke the records for the most points in an F3000 season (71) and the most podium finishes (10)

2000

  • Fifth in the FIA International Formula 3000 Championship for Nordic Racing with one second and one third

1999

  • Started in the International FIA Formula 3000 Championship with Team Astromega supported by Benetton Formula One - one of only seven drivers out of the forty two competitors to qualify for every round of the championship

1998

1997

  • Comes 4th in the Formula Vauxhall Championship for Paul Stewart Racing with one lap record, two pole positions, four fastest laps, three first places, two seconds and two thirds

1996

  • Comes 2nd in the Formula Vauxhall Championship for Paul Stewart Racing with one lap record, two pole positions, three fastest laps, one first place, five seconds and three thirds

1995

  • Wins the Formula Vauxhall Junior Challenge Cup
  • 3rd Best Newcomer in Formula Vauxhall Winter Series
  • Finalist in the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award
  • Winner of the BRDC Chris Bristow Trophy for the most promising driver to race at Silverstone National Circuit.

1994

  • Comes 5th in the Formula A British Championship
  • Comes 3rd in the Renault GP at Buckmore Park
  • Formula Vauxhall Junior Winter Series - won first ever race, becoming the first 16 year old to win a British Motor Race

1992

  • Comes 4th in the RACMSA Junior British Championships

1991

  • Comes 12th in the RACMSA Junior British Championships getting 1st at the Metro Centre GP and 2nd Hull Street GP

1990

  • Graduated to Junior Britain:
    • 1st Wombwell & Langbaugh Club Championships
    • 1st Fulbeck Club Championship (3 consecutive years)

1989

  • Comes 7th in the Cadet National British Karting Championship.

1987

  • Began racing Cadet Karts (aged 8 years 9 months)

Complete Formula One results

(Note: grand prix in bold denotes points scoring race.)

Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Team
2003 Minardi AUS MAL BRA SAN SPA AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR DEU HUN ITA USA JPN Jaguar

External links

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