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Old 25 Aug 2015, 01:31 (Ref:3568455)   #1
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 02:03 (Ref:3568463)   #2
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Always struck me as a conspicuously kindly driver in the very top class. RIP.
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 02:38 (Ref:3568477)   #3
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Sad news. rip
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 02:44 (Ref:3568478)   #4
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Here was a driver that had amazing tenacity and determination with little family backing that earned his way into drives and then found success. He accomplished quite a lot with very little at times and did so when I believe very few others could have done the same.

When I got back to the hotel this evening and opened my computer and saw the news my heart just sank. I did not know him personally but knowing people that have I've never heard anything but nice things and he seemed to be a genuinely nice person.

My empathy is with the family and I'm very sad for your loss.
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 02:59 (Ref:3568485)   #5
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A genuine guy - tenacious, good-humoured and someone for whom many have a deep fondness. He'll be missed and condolences to his family, friends and team, all of whom will be going through hell right now.
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 03:01 (Ref:3568486)   #6
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I'm so sad that I have done this several times now, but here is my favorite photo of Justin.

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Old 25 Aug 2015, 05:24 (Ref:3568510)   #7
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Apologies, absolutely nothing to do,with Historic Racing, but don't know how many on here follow the Indy racing threads or will have heard. Very sad news, RIP Justin- http://www.indycar.com/News/2015/08/...in-Wilson-dies

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Old 25 Aug 2015, 06:24 (Ref:3568519)   #8
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Mr Nice Guy.......

I met Justin in the paddock at Donington Park when he was just about to become champion of the original Formula Palmer Audi championship, i had a chat and asked for an autograph, He was the most pleasant and friendly guy, a real gentleman........my thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

RIP Justin....x.
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 06:46 (Ref:3568524)   #9
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R.I.P Justin.

Such a sad day.

He was a tough competitor and hugely underrated.
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 06:50 (Ref:3568526)   #10
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I remember him best in that Minardi in 2003. He deserved his F1 drive so much after dominating the F3000 championship against a pretty highly rated field (Webber, Pizzonia, Enge, Friesacher, Bourdais, who all went on to F1), and when he got the F1 chance he grabbed it with both hands - think it was Sepang where he started on the back row and flew through into the top ten on the opening lap? He did that several times that year I think. Also remember that first qualifying session at Magny Cours where he was part of a Minardi 1-2 in the wet weather (can't remember if it was him or Verstappen who got provisional pole)....shame the move to Jaguar didn't work out because I always thought if he'd seen out the season with Minardi he probably would have got another season in F1 at very least.

Great driver and by all accounts a great guy. RIP.
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 07:30 (Ref:3568538)   #11
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I remember photographing him at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2003 (if I remember correctly) and he was very popular in the paddock there. Such a terrible tragedy to lose another driver in this way. Rest in Peace Justin.

Here is a short statement from the IMS.

IMS Statement Regarding Justin Wilson

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 - A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles about the passing of Indianapolis 500 and United States Grand Prix veteran Justin Wilson:

"We're saddened to have lost such an exceptional driver, friend and role model to many in the INDYCAR community. Justin was one of the most versatile and talented drivers of the last 15 years, as evidenced by his wins in sports cars, Champ Car and INDYCAR. More important than his driving ability was his approachable personality, his calm spirit, and the respect he earned throughout the racing community for the tremendous person, friend, father and husband he was. Justin made innumerable friends and admirers throughout the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR communities. All of us at IMS extend our prayers and deepest sympathy to the Wilson family."

Wilson first competed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 2003 United States Grand Prix, finishing eighth and scoring his lone Formula One championship point of his career. Beginning in 2008, Wilson had competed in eight straight Indianapolis 500 races (2008 - 2015), finishing in the top 10 three times, with a best finish of fifth in 2013. Wilson also competed in the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis in 2014 and 2015. He is just one of three drivers who has competed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the United States Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500, and the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
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Just devastating!

RIP Justin and my thoughts with his family.
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Old 25 Aug 2015, 08:50 (Ref:3568553)   #14
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I remember speaking to him at the 1998 motor show in Birmingham.

He was stood there all on his own, I believe it was one of the first years of Formula Palmer Audi. I walked over to him and said that I recognised him off the TV from the FPA and he said that I was probably the first person to actually recognise him at that event. We talked for about 10 minutes about the car, he even let me sit in it. Really great chap, easy to speak to, really seemed keen to speak to the public.

A great shame to hear of his passing. I hope he didn't suffer.

Cheers,

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