Snetterton’s Montreal renamed for Wilson
Snetterton’s Montreal hairpin will be renamed in honour of Indycar star Justin Wilson.
The second turn on the Norfolk circuit will be renamed Wilson hairpin, with this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship event the first to run using the new corner title.
Justin Wilson was the inaugural champion of MSVR head Jonathan Palmer’s Formula Palmer Audi Championship in 1998, and the pair worked together through International F3000 and into F1. Wilson then marked himself out as one of the top single-seater drivers in America, up until his death in an accident at Pocono last August.
Palmer said: “Justin was the epitome of a true sportsman.”