Justin Wilson’s death fuels controversy about safety measure

Death of IndyCar racer Justin Wilson after head injury during race reignites controversy on safety measures in motor races, former teammate Alex Yoong calls for review of safety standards in TRT World interview

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

IndyCar Series driver driver Justin Wilson is introduced before the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, in this file photo taken May 24, 2015.

Death of Justin Wilson, a 37-year-old British IndyCar driver, who was hit in the head during Sunday's race by piece of debris that had broken off another car, spurred controversy about the safety measures in motor races.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced that Formula 1 will test more devices to help prevent head injuries resulting from flying debris.

IndyCar is also considering ways to improve pilots’ safety during races.

TRT World interviewed his former Formula 1 Minardi teammate Alex Yoong, who also called for a review of safety standards.

Yoong says “We have to make sure this does not happen again.”


TRTWorld and agencies