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Ex-F1 driver Justin Wilson in critical condition, coma after IndyCar crash

Ex-F1 driver Justin Wilson in critical condition, coma after IndyCar crash

Crash: Wilson, left, was struck by a nose cone from the car in front (circled in yellow)


British former Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson is in critical condition, coma following being hit by a piece of debris during a race in the US.

The 37-year-old Briton raced for Minardi and Jaguar in 2003, having won the GP2 predecessor Formula 3000 in 2001.

Now a veteran of American open wheel racing, Wilson was racing on an oval circuit in Pennsylvania on Sunday when the nose-cone of a crashed car struck him on the helmet.

He was immediately knocked unconscious, spearing into a barrier, and Indycar announced later that he suffered a severe head injury and is in a critical condition and coma.

A statement released on Indycar.com read: “IndyCar driver Justin Wilson suffered a severe head injury during today’s event at Pocono Raceway.

“Wilson is currently in a coma and in critical condition while undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

“IndyCar sends its thoughts and prayers to Justin, his family, and Andretti Autosport during this difficult time.

“Additional updates to Wilson’s condition will be released when available.”

Wilson’s younger brother, Stefan, posted a message on Twitter to thank fans for their support, and said he was “Praying for my bro” while attempting to get to the hospital where Wilson was being treated.

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  1. Kaush

    2015/08/25 at 8:09 am

    RIP … buddy

  2. KyngHype

    2015/08/25 at 2:18 am

    RIP Justin Wilson

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