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Justin Wilson Airlifted to Hospital

Discussion in 'IndyCar' started by Matthew Booth, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Unfortunately tonight Justin Wilson has been involved in a serious accident at Indycar's Pocono Raceway.

    Sage Karam had an accident and went into the wall causing debris to fly everywhere and it's believe apart of the nosecose has hit Justin on the head before going straight into a wall (assumably knocked out)

    He has been airlifted from the track & hopefully there is no serious damage and he makes a full recovery.

  2. Absolutely terrible. Hoping for the best.
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  3. That was a very nasty looking wreck. Paul Tracy was saying those nosecones are pretty heavy. The one replay looked like it hit him on his head. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
  4. I heard that as well. And I guess he was going with more than 300kph. Absolutely terrible.

    We have no update since the accident. Things are not good at all. I hope he gets well soon (because I don't believe he is now)
  5. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    Back when the DW12 was under development, they struggled with massive understeering, one of the things they did, was to put 12kg more lead in the nose of the car, so it is quite heavy indeed.

    But as I wrote on another forum.

    This is (sadly?) one of the reasons I really like watching IndyCar though, not for crashes, not for injuries or even worse. But the fact that they race as fast as they do. As close as they do, with as little contact as they do (on ovals). The moves they pull off, the risk they take. How they do everything, while they know, they are close to the wall, they are not far from a catchfence, parts from other cars etc. It is a form of extreme sports, it can be breathtaking, and it can leave you gasping for air. But one thing is for sure, 8 wide, without contact, outside moves at over 200mph, small corrections, drafting etc. It is some of the most exciting you can watch today, the millimeter-game that IndyCar is!
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  6. Update: Justin Wilson is in a coma and is listed in critical condition. He's currently undergoing evaluation as of 8 P.M. PDT here in the U.S.
    On another note ; Tony Stewart has loaned his personal aircraft to Wilson's family to help them get to the area. A very generous move ; a side of "Smoke" we don't normally see.
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  7. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott
    Premium Member

    Thoughts are with Justin Wilson and his family, hope he pulls through this and makes a speedy 100% recovery.
    Hitting the piece of debris was bad enough, but that was a very very heavy impact with the wall.
    This will open up the closed cockpit debate once more, but not here, I mean in reality.....:whistling:
  8. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Member Premium Member

    Local lad to where I live (couple of miles) and his dads petrol station is literally just up the road...

    Always been a fan, and he's a decent bloke too.. wishing a speedy and full recovery. Fingers crossed for him, a tragic accident.
  9. So sorry to share this news , but it's official. Justin has died from the head injuries he received at Pocono.