Former F1 driver Wilson dies

AUGUST 25, 2015

Former F1 driver Wilson dies

Former Minardi and Jaguar driver Justin Wilson has died, one day after a horror incident during an Indycar race.

The 37-year-old Briton, who raced in formula one in 2003 before switching to America's open wheel scene, was in a coma and critical condition on Sunday after the nose section of a rival's crashed car struck him on the helmet.

He "passed away today," Wilson's family announced on Monday.

Wilson, who won the F1 feeder series F3000 in 2001 and seven race wins in Champ Car and Indycar, had a wife and two young children.

"The motor sport world comes to a standstill once again," said McLaren driver Jenson Button on Twitter, one month after the death of Jules Bianchi.

(GMM)

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