Justin Wilson's funeral held near Silverstone
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of British IndyCar racer Justin Wilson in an English village near Silverstone circuit on Thursday.
London: Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of British IndyCar racer Justin Wilson in an English village near Silverstone circuit on Thursday.
Australian Mark Webber, a Jaguar team mate in Formula One in 2003, and retired three-times Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti were among the pallbearers at the church service in Paulerspury.
In a eulogy, former F1 racer Jonathan Palmer said Wilson had "died doing something he loved. He wasn`t in denial about the risks."
Wilson died last month at the age of 37 after he was hit on the helmet by flying debris from a car he was following in the closing laps of a race at Pennsylvania`s Pocono Raceway.
The Briton, who also raced in Formula One for the Minardi team that is now Toro Rosso, was a seven-time winner in the U.S. series.
He was the first IndyCar driver to die following a race incident since fellow Briton Dan Wheldon in a crash at Las Vegas in October 2011.
Formula One drivers held a minute`s silence for Wilson at Monza last Sunday before the Italian Grand Prix and also carried stickers in his memory on their helmets.