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Justin Wilson Profile 

JUSTIN WILSON  #9

Birth Date

July 31, 1978

Birth Place

Sheffield, England

Height

6-2

Weight

237 lbs

Rookie Year

2004

Team Name

Dale Coyne Racing

Racing Series

Champ Car

Engine

Cosworth

Chassis

Panoz DP01

Tires

Bridgestone

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Scored first Champ Car win in Toronto, 2005
Scored front-row grid position in just his fifth Champ Car start
Won from pole in Mexico City in 2005 finale
2001 FIA International F3000 Champion
Made 16 Formula 1 starts in 2003 with Minardi and Jaguar

 

2009 - Drove for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing and with two wins during the season Wilson ended up 2nd in the 2009 Champ Car standings. Justin is a bright driver with alot of racing background that includes IndyCar, Champ Car, Grand Prix cars and Formula One. In 2010 Justin moves over to Dale Coyne Racing to join driver Bruno Junqueira. Dale Coyne Racing made some big strides in 2009 and finished in the top ten in Champ Car's final standings. Wilson will pilot the #9 CDW Champ Car DP01 during the 2010 Champ Car World Series season.

2005 - 2008
Joined RuSPORT for sophomore season in Champ Cars in 2005 and dove there through the end of 2006. He made the move count, earning his first Champ Car victories in 05 as well as his first pole in what was the best season of his Champ Car career. Wilson scored fourth-place finishes in each of the year's first three races and appeared to have a win in hand in the fourth, running away from the field in Portland before a oil pump failure ended his day. Got the first win just two starts later, taking victory in Toronto. Closed the year with a win from pole in Mexico City, sealing a third-place finish in the championship. Had eight top-five finishes and four front-row starts. Finished third in the title hunt with 265 points. In 2007 he won two more races in Toronto and Portland while driving for a new team Newman/ Haas/ Lanigan Racing. This year he once again managed to win two more races and scored four top five showings.

2004: CHAMP CAR
Had successful rookie season in Champ Cars, competing with Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing.Finished sixth in debut, gaining a race-high five positions.Finished in the top six in three of the first four races, then followed that up with a career-best second-place starting spot in Cleveland.Finished in the top-eight in each of the last three events, including a career-best fourth-place run in Mexico City season finale.Finished 11th in the points and second in the Rookie-of-the-Year competition.

2003: F1 CAREER
Entered Formula 1 with Minardi before signing with Jaguar Racing for the last five races of the season, starting with the German Grand Prix.Scored first F1 championship point at U.S. Grand Prix.

2002
Finished fourth overall in the inaugural season of the Telefonica World Series by Nissan competing for Racing Engineering.Won at Valencia and Interlagos, earned podium finishes in six other events.Tested a Champ Car for Newman/Haas Racing.

2001
Became first British driver to win FIA International F3000 championship.Broke the record for most points in a season (71) and podium finishes (10) as well as setting a new winning margin from the runner-up (36 points).Won at Interlagos, A1 Ring and Hungaroring.

2000
Finished fifth in FIA International F3000 championship in second season with Nordic Racing.Earned points in five races including podium placements at Silverstone and A1 Ring.

1999
One of seven drivers to qualify for every round of the FIA International F3000 championship in what was his rookie season in the series.Scored points in two events.

1998
Won inaugural Formula Palmer Audi championship, taking nine races wins including six of the final seven.Set six lap records and won four poles.Finalist in the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.

1997
Finished fourth in the Formula Vauxhall championship with Paul Stewart Racing.Earned three wins, two poles and seven podium finishes.

1996
Placed second in Formula Vauxhall Championship with Paul Stewart Racing.Finished in the top five in every race with a win coming at Brands Hatch.

1995
Won the Formula Vauxhall Junior Challenge Cup, finishing third in the Formula Vauxhall Junior Championship.Won the BRDC Chris Bristow Trophy given to the most promising driver t race at Silverstone.

PERSONAL
Single. Hobbies include cycling, miniature golf, video games, karting, trying to fly RC Helicopters. Listens to Coldplay, Stereophonics, The White Stripes and Dance music. Sold shares of himself to investors as a means of funding his early racing career.

 

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