Wilson Rues Missed Podium

Justin Wilson cemented his status as a serious contender for the Champ Car World Series title with his third fourth-place finish in as many events at Milwaukee on Saturday

Wilson Rues Missed Podium

But the Briton was disappointed to have missed out on the podium once again after qualifying third and holding that position for the majority of the race.

Slower traffic was Wilson's undoing, giving Newman-Haas debutant Oriol Servia and 2004 Champion Sebastien Bourdais the opportunity to leapfrog him in the closing stages.

Wilson regained one of those spots when Bourdais had to serve a drive-through penalty for a pitlane speeding violation, but still felt he had left some crumbs on the table.

"The car has been good all weekend and was right there for pretty much the whole race," he said. "I know we had at least a third-place car, but both [RuSPORT teammate] AJ [Allmendinger] and I got really held up by the lapped traffic.

"AJ would get held up first and the guys behind me would catch me. Then he'd get by and I'd have to deal with it again. That's definitely what cost us the podium. It was very frustrating.

"There were two backmarkers into Turn Two at one point that were having their own issues and were so slow I nearly ran into the back of one.

"I'm happy we've got another top finish, but frustrated that it could have been a double podium for the team."

Today's result moves Wilson up to second place in the drivers' standings, seven points behind new leader Sebastien Bourdais.

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