A Formula 1 career cut short

A Formula 1 career cut short

Justin Wilson was quick and popular as a rookie in 2003, but in the end that wasn't enough. ADAM COOPER reflects on the Briton's single campaign in Formula 1

The list of drivers to move from an F1 team based in Faenza to one based in Milton Keynes includes some pretty impressive names. Mark Webber was the first to do it, and since then Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have made the same journey.

So too did Justin Wilson when he graduated from Minardi to Jaguar in the middle of his rookie season in 2003. It should have been the chance of a lifetime, but it didn't work out as everyone had hoped - and in the end commercial reasons that were way beyond his control meant his F1 career didn't extend into 2004.

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