With a championship on the line, the IndyCar family has arrived in California both mindful and respectful of the passing of one of it’s brothers and ambassadors in the sport. Less than a week after Justin Wilson’s fatal accident at Pocono Raceway, Indycar will compete at Sonoma Raceway in a double points season finale.
Yesterday, Marco Andretti, Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and James Hinchcliffe drove in close formation drove across the Golden Gate Bridge in tribute to Wilson on a rare beautiful clear day. Their simple and powerful presence on the span paid high respects to fallen friend, team mate and competitor.
After the drive from San Francisco to Marin, Marco gave respects to his teammate and friend, sharing his thoughts on the crossing and what lies ahead as he and the grid get ready for the season finale and the crowning of a new champion on Sunday:
“The bridge crossing was definitely an honor to represent Justin, and while nobody feels super great we’re all very focused, because we know Justin would want us to stay focused on our craft and do a good job this weekend.”
Oriol Servia will be driving the Andretti Racing 25 car this weekend, and donations to Wilson’s children can be made at WilsonChildrensFund.com