Wilson tests for Newman-Haas

British single-seater star Justin Wilson has completed his first test on an oval circuit in a Newman-Hass Champ Car at Homestead in Florida

Wilson tests for Newman-Haas

Last year's Formula 3000 champion completed 250 laps of the 1.5-mile circuit and said that he enjoyed the experience.

"I feel more confident now, having never driven on an oval before," Wilson told Autosport.com. "But I'm still learning. No two ovals are the same."

He suffered one spin during the test when he caught the apron on the inside of Turn 4. But he was able to control the Lola-Toyota and kept it out of the wall.

Newman-Haas general manager Brian Lisles said: "Justin did all you would hope as a driver. We went through a range of known changes and 99 percent of the time he gave us answers that we would have expected. He responded well to what we knew should have been positive performance increases, he matched exactly our expectations."

There is no indication as yet on Wilson being invited back for another test, or if he is a contender to join new signing Bruno Junqueira at the team next year.

The height problems that kept him out of a Minardi Formula 1 drive earlier this year were not an issue in the bigger Champ Car cockpit.

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