Posts Tagged ‘Justin Wilson’

5 Apr 2009: IRL: ‘I was robbed of pole’ says Wilson

A front-row spot for the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg and his team’s best-ever qualifying position were not enough for IndyCar racer Justin Wilson, who felt he was robbed of pole when Dario Franchitti slowed in front of him.

4 Apr 2009: IRL: Wilson wows ’em at St Pete practice

Dario Franchitti and Graham Rahal ran fastest in practice for the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg – but it was Justin Wilson in the underfunded Dale Coyne Racing entry who caused the biggest stir.

22 Feb 2009: IRL: Has Justin Wilson found a drive with Dale Coyne?

It’s possible that Justin Wilson has secured an IRL drive for next season with Dale Coyne Racing, where he is likely to pair with existing driver Bruno Junqueira. But the team represents a significant step down from Newman/Haas/Lanigan.

7 Feb 2009: IRL: Wilson’s loss could be pay driver Duno’s gain

Imagine that Heikki Kovalainen has just lost his McLaren seat for 2009, not in favour of some talented young driver like Rosberg or Vettel, but to make way for Yuji Ide on the promise of a hefty cheque. You’d be outraged, right?

16 Jan 2009: Brits on dole as rides dry up

Big-name British drivers on both sides of the Atlantic are facing a season on the sidelines as the global economic downturn sends teams out of business and forces the survivors to hire ride-buyers.

26 Oct 2008: IRL: Aussie Briscoe rules as season finally ends

Almost two months after Scott Dixon wrapped up the 2008 IndyCar championship in Chicago, the series has run its final race of the season – a non-points holiday jaunt to Surfers Paradise in Australia.

3 Oct 2008: IRL: Wilson feels Newman’s loss at Texas test

Justin Wilson made a successful return to the Texas Motor Speedway as his Newman/Haas/Lanigan team used their final test of the 2008 season to work on their lack of oval racing experience.

7 Sep 2008: IRL: Helio wins a thriller – but Dixon takes title

Scott Dixon lost the Indy 300 to Helio Castroneves by the second closest margin in IRL history – but his runner-up spot was easily enough to crown him champion in a thrilling final race of the season.

7 Sep 2008: IRL: Chicago show-down favours Dixon

Helio Castroneves can still win the IndyCar Series championship tonight – but he’s going to have to do it the hard way.

31 Aug 2008: IRL: Castroneves punishment hands win to Wilson

Justin Wilson won the Detroit Indy Grand Prix at Belle Isle to score his first IRL victory – but only after Helio Castroneves was ordered to surrender the lead for blocking the Englishman’s overtaking attempts.

 
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