Collision Ends Wilson’s Session

Justin Wilson's final qualifying session at Edmonton ended ignominiously following a collision with Timo Glock with seven minutes remaining

Collision Ends Wilson’s Session

The Briton was setting himself up for a final shot at claiming the bonus Championship point for the fastest time of the session when he dived inside Glock at Turn Seven - only to find the German rookie had already earmarked that piece of tarmac for his own use.

The ensuing contact sent Glock heavily into the tyre barrier and left Wilson to limp back to the pits with a damaged sidepod.

"It was a bit disappointing to end the session this way today," said Wilson. "I went out, I was behind Sebastien (Bourdais), was quicker than him, so I backed off to leave a gap and let Timo get past me.

"That was fine. I just pulled over and let him go. Then I seemed to catch him up pretty easily in the first three or four corners. Into Turn Five, he slid in there, dropped back, and missed the apex. Going into Six, he seemed to slow up and hug the inside.

"I just presumed he was letting me through... I went casually up the inside into Seven and found out that wasn't his plan. We came together at the apex of Seven. That ended the session.

"It was a little confusing from my point of view. Like I said, I thought he was leaving the door open. That wasn't what happened..."

Needless to say, Glock's perspective on the incident was significantly at variance with Wilson's...

"I had no idea what he was doing," he said. "There was absolutely no room for him to pass me in that corner. It was a stupid mistake on his part and it messed up my qualifying session this afternoon."

Despite the unwelcome mishap Wilson will start tomorrow's race from the front row of the grid alongside his pole-sitting RuSPORT teammate AJ Allmendinger.

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