CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: Justin Wilson preview

Justin prepares for difficult weekend in Denver This weekend Justin and the RuSPORT team take part in their home Champ Car event, the Grand Prix of Denver. While they're focused on continuing Justin's battle for the drivers championship, they ...

Justin prepares for difficult weekend in Denver

This weekend Justin and the RuSPORT team take part in their home Champ Car event, the Grand Prix of Denver. While they're focused on continuing Justin's battle for the drivers championship, they have much more on their mind. Justin's team-mate Cristiano da Matta remains in intensive care in Wisconsin, recovering from the serious head injury he sustained at last week's test at Road America. The Brazilian driver will be in everyone's thoughts throughout the weekend.

Although Cristiano's #10 RuSPORT car has been withdrawn from the Grand Prix, it will be on display in the Champ Car paddock throughout the race weekend and the #10 team will use the car as they participate in various pit stop demonstrations.

"Denver is meant to be an exciting race for us, since it's our home race," said Justin. "But under the circumstances, everyone here at RuSPORT just wants to get through the weekend. We'll concentrate on the race and do the best job we can, but at the same time we'll be thinking about Cristiano."

Justin will be sporting a different helmet design in Denver, as he participates in a competition organised by the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver and the Grand Prix promoters. 15-year-old Yamir Velazquez designed the winning entry and in addition to seeing Justin wear his design, he and his family will receive VIP treatment during the weekend. After the event the helmet will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Club. "Yamir did a great job on his design and I'm looking forward to everyone seeing it this weekend," said Justin. "Hopefully, we can turn in a good result for Yamir and everyone at the Boys & Girls Club".

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Cristiano da Matta