Justin Wilson articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Why you should watch… IndyCar 10th April 2010, 14:27

Think ‘IndyCar’ and many European racing fans think ‘ovals’. But this year’s IndyCar championship features more road and street tracks than ovals as the series becomes ever closer in spirit to its CART heyday.

Top ten… Weirdest F1 retirements 7th April 2010, 9:11

Greg – better known as Ned Flanders in the comments – makes his debut as an F1 Fanatic guest writer by picking ten of the oddest causes of driver retirements. Retiring from a motor race is often an unremarkable experience for an F1 driver. Although reliability has improved hugely in recent years, the sight of […]

Castroneves takes vital victory to stay in title hunt (Indy Car) 25th August 2008, 1:03

Helio Castroneves headed a Penske one-two at Infineon Raceway to breathe life into his championship effort. He ended a 29-race streak without a win after scoring seven second places so far this year. It came just days after Penske lost both their original race cars when one of their transporters cost fire. Castroneves and Ryan […]

Scott Dixon takes fifth win of 2008 at Edmonton (Indy Car) 27th July 2008, 0:10

Scott Dixon won once again in the Indy Racing League thanks to rapid pit work by his Ganassi pit crew and a slice of fortunate with the race distance. Dixon had a quiet race until the late stages when one of his Penske rivals was knocked into a spin and the other fell back in […]

Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car) 26th July 2008, 10:21

The former Champ Car drivers in the Indy Racing League have enjoyed their best qualifying session of the year at Edmonton. It’s the only time the IRL regulars and the ‘transition teams’ will compete together at an ex-Champ Car venue this year. Penske duo Ryan Brisco and Helio Castroneves locked out the front row but […]

Ryan Briscoe takes second win of 2008 at Mid-Ohio (Indy Car) 20th July 2008, 21:19

Ryan Briscoe won for Penske at Mid-Ohio in a hectic race that started on a wet track. Briscoe started second alongside Helio Castroneves but dropped back early on as Justin Wilson and Scott Dixon passed him. But with a few laps the drivers were switxhing to slick tyres and the two that changed earliest – […]

Ryan Hunter-Reay takes maiden win at Watins Glen (Indy Car) 6th July 2008, 23:04

Ryan Hunter-Reay scored a surprise maiden win at Watkins Glen in a surprising conclusion to the race at the New York circuit. Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon led much of the race but Darren Manning and Hunter-Reay used an alternate pit strategy to hit the front. That paid off after a spate of full-course yellows […]

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 9 12th June 2008, 7:00

The final part of our look at Champ Car drivers who raced in Formula 1 includes one of the most incredible stories of survival in any sport – never mind just motor racing.

Not enough seats to go round 29th May 2008, 7:00

Super Aguri are gone and the F1 field has shrunk down to 20 cars, increasing the competition for any seats that might become available. That’s bad news for some of the promising drivers squeezed out of the sport who might have hoped to get back in – to say nothing of Takuma Sato and Anthony […]

IRL-Champ Car reunion: it’s looking good 8th February 2008, 13:03

More promising news today that not only might the IRL and Champ Car finally re-unify, but they might even do it in time for the 2008 season. This can only be good news for open wheel racing in America. The prospect of Justin Wilson, Graham Rahal, Paul Tracy et al taking on Dan Wheldon, Marco […]