Wilson fit to race in Brazil

Justin Wilson's impressive F1 debut season continues this week as the 24-year-old heads to Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Minardi racer can boast dominant back-to-back victories at the 4.3km Interlagos track, home of the Brazilian ...

Justin Wilson's impressive F1 debut season continues this week as the 24-year-old heads to Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Minardi racer can boast dominant back-to-back victories at the 4.3km Interlagos track, home of the Brazilian Grand Prix, following his win there in International F3000 in 2001 and victory in the final race of the 2002 Dallara Nissan World Series. While the circuit will look and feel very different from a Formula One car, Justin will at least be on familiar territory in his Minardi PS03.

Justin Wilson.
Photo by Dave Dyer.
Prior to flying out to Brazil Justin commented: "It's going to be quite a physical race in Brazil and potentially as hot as Malaysia but I should have power steering for this one which will be a welcome addition in my Minardi! The team have also now installed a twin seat belt system into the cockpit of the car which should ensure I don't have a repeat of the problems I encountered at Sepang."

"I'm eager to get back in the car and I look forward to Friday's extra test session. Formula One is a steep learning curve with so much happening at once, the additional session we enjoy at each circuit is proving extremely useful. Interlagos and Sao Paulo hold some happy memories for me and I'm delighted to be returning this year as a Formula One driver!"

Justin has fully recovered from the shoulder problems, caused by a dislodged seat belt and HANS device, which forced his retirement from the Malaysian Grand Prix despite a heroic effort to remain in the race.

Both Albert Park in Australia and Sepang in Malaysia were new circuits to Justin yet his outstanding performances belied his lack of track knowledge as he stormed from the back of the field into the top eight in the opening laps on both occasions.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Justin Wilson
Teams Minardi