Thursday, April 15, 2010
Justin Wilson gives brother Stefan pointers for Grand Prix of Long Beach
Justin Wilson has won two IndyCar Series races and four more in the defunct Champ Car series. His younger brother, Stefan, is searching for his first win in the Firestone Indy Lights series. Both drivers will be in action Sunday at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Stefan Wilson will get first crack at the temporary street course in Long Beach driving for Bryan Herta Autosport in the morning.
Justin Wilson will go out in his Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry with the Izod IndyCar Series drivers in the afternoon.
The Wilson brothers have raced together at St. Petersburg and Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Justin Wilson said he wants to watch his brother race in Long Beach, but it's going to be challenging given how soon he has to race after the Indy Lights race.
"My younger brothers driving Indy Lights, so that's quite interesting to have him doing that while I'm doing the Indy car," Justin Wilson said. "Obviously our timetables are pretty tight against each other. It makes life hard, but I give him as much information as I can possibly give him and he works away at it."
Justin Wilson would prefer to watch his brother race from Grand Prix Vista Club from the rooftop of the Hyatt Long Beach, but he will most likely watch from the pits on the course.
"I'll probably end up watching it from pit lane, watching the timing and scoring, and try to get some of the TV footage from there," Justin Wilson said. "That's probably as good as its going to get for the time restriction that I have."