Wilson Happy with Maiden F1 Point

Briton Justin Wilson was pleased after scoring his maiden Formula One point at today's United States Grand Prix.

Wilson Happy with Maiden F1 Point

Briton Justin Wilson was pleased after scoring his maiden Formula One point at today's United States Grand Prix.

"That was by no means an easy race and I was more than happy to see the chequered flag," said Wilson after finishing in eight position. "The team did a great job today to support me and a combination of our race strategy and well-oiled pit stops certainly helped me secure eighth place.

"I am of course very pleased to have achieved my first Championship point here at Ford's home race and at this time in the calendar. It has been a tough few months for me but I knew that my luck would change at some point.

"It was unfortunate that we could not have scored more but to be honest I was trying hard just to stay on track and to have secured a point is a real bonus."

Wilson, who switched from Minardi to Jaguar after the British Grand Prix, had failed to make it to the end any of the three previous races. His teammate Mark Webber retired from the race after crashing out on lap 22.

"I was really looking forward to today's race despite starting in 14th and I am naturally disappointed not to have finished," said Webber. "I was heading in for my first pit stop and a change of tyres on to shallow wets when I lost the car on corner eight. There was little I could do and of course that was the end of the race for me.

"We have generally had a good weekend so it is always de-motivating not to finish on a high. However, well done to Justin who scored his first point and finished the race. It was not easy out there so it was good to see that the R4 handled the conditions and secured us another point."

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