Race 2: Wilson ends year with victory

Justin Wilson won the final race of the inaugural Telefonica World Series at Interlagos. The 2001 International F3000 champion took the chequered flag over 20 seconds clear of nearest challenger Antonio Garcia, with Racing Engineering team-mate Franck Montagny sealing second in the championship with third place

Race 2: Wilson ends year with victory

Starting from second on the grid behind pole man Ricardo Zonta, Wilson failed to get away cleanly on the damp track and dropped into the clutches of the field. However, although Belgian Bas Leinders was ahead of him by the end of the first straight, Wilson was able to dive back past him into second place.

By the end of the first lap, Wilson trailed Zonta by just a quarter of a second, and challenged under breaking for Turn 1. Zonta held firm, but at the exit of the corner Wilson went around the outside of Zonta to take the lead.

Montagny also passed Zonta on the second lap, and he and Wilson ran together at the head of the field. The Frenchman made a much quicker pit-stop and moved into the lead, but was soon served with a stop/go penalty, handing the lead back to Wilson.

"After qualifying I was hoping for rain because we are strong in the wet," said Wilson. "And when it started during the warm-up we were very pleased."

Indian Narain Karthikeyan finally converted his practice pace into a good result with fourth place, ahead of Zonta, who was also hit with a stop/go penalty and Frenchman Jean-Chrsitophe Ravier.



Justin Wilson (Racing Engineering)
Antonio Garcia (Campos Motorsport)
Franck Montagny (Racing Engineering)
Narain Karthikeyan (RC Motorsport)
Ricardo Zonta (Gabord Competition)
Jean-Christophe Ravier (Epsilon by Graff)
Ander Vilarino (Epsilon by Graff)
Paul Edwards (KTR)
Rodrgio Sperafico (Repsol Meycom)
Tuka Rocha (Gabord Competition)

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