Motorsport reacts to the death of Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson died from injuries sustained in a crash last Sunday in Pocono. The world of motorsport is once again facing the loss of one of its own.

Published on 25/08/2015 à 16:03

Pierre Tassel

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Motorsport reacts to the death of Justin Wilson

The tragic news of Justin Wilson's death shook the world of motorsport. The family of the driver of the Andretti Autosport team, as well as Michael Andretti's team, published a press release overnight.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Justin Wilson, indicates the American formation. He was a great runner, a valuable team member and a respected representative of our sport. Even though Justin had only recently arrived at Andretti, it only took a second to become part of the Andretti family forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wilson's family and fans around the world. »

“Justin was a loving father and devoted husband, as well as a highly competitive racing driver, respected by his peers. The family would like to thank the staff of Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital, Pocono Raceway, Andretti Autosport, and the Series IndyCar as well as the motorsport community for the outpouring of support from fans across the world. »

Support shown by the entire world of motorsport. Here are some excerpts.

“We will miss you My Friend Justin Wilson. Thank you for everything you have done for IndyCar. Thoughts and prayers for the Wilson family. #RIPJustinWilson » simon pagenaud, Team Penske driver in IndyCar.

“A very difficult day today, as we lose another great person, and a great driver. RIP Justin. We will miss you. » Juan-Pablo Montoya, Team Penske IndyCar driver.

“So distraught to hear the news of Justin’s disappearance. He was a fantastic man and will be greatly missed. » Will Power, Team Penske IndyCar driver.

“I can’t find the words? it's impossible. It's an extremely sad day. We will miss you forever. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. » Takuma Sato, AJ Foyt Enterprises IndyCar driver.

“Very sad to hear that Justin Wilson has passed away. What terrible news, and what a dramatic year for motorsport. We have lost too many champions. » Romain Grosjean, Lotus driver.

“I would have liked to be there to say goodbye. I told you how much you meant to me. I told you how much you inspired me to be better. You left too soon. » AJ Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty driver in NASCAR.

“Some things in life don’t make sense. It's impossible to understand why certain things happen. May we not forget what a man Justin was. » Graham Rahal, RRL Racing IndyCar driver.

“I’m really going to miss you Justin Wilson. I don't have many heroes, but Stefan (younger brother of Justin Wilson) and Julia (partner of the Briton) are among them. » James Hinchcliffe, SPM driver in IndyCar.

“This sport can be pretty damn difficult. This breaks my heart. I send all my love and support to Justin Wilson's family. » Daniel Ricciardo, pilot Red Bull.

“RIPJustinWilson, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Very sad, difficult to accept. » Fernando Alonso, pilot McLaren.

“The entire NASCAR family mourns the loss of Justin Wilson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. » TwitterNASCAR

“Very sad news when you wake up. RIP Justin Wilson. The motorsport world will truly miss you. » Carlos Sainz, pilot Toro Rosso.

“What terrible news about Justin Wilson this morning. Our sport is very tough in these times. » Alex Lynn, DAMS GP2 driver and reigning GP3 champion.

“Justin Wilson was a tremendous competitor and a great ambassador for our sport. He was loved and respected in the community and we are all saddened by this tragic loss. » Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske.

“A very sad day for motorsport. RIP Justin Wilson. » Felipe Massa, pilot Williams F1 team.

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