Now for something different... Who remembers Max Wilson?
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:22
Just bring the attention about two interesting articles in brazilian motorsport press. Dunno if you remember Max Wilson. Ex-F3000 driver, V8 Supercars, Cart, F1 test driver if I am not mistaken. He had a nice surprise last weekend in brazilian Stock Cars. It seems they found his first racing car and reunited both in the same track he drove it for the first time back in 1993. I found it quite amusing and wondered why they dont do that kind of stuf more often. From the pictures it seems he enjoyed immensily the experience of handling his old car at speed!
He is brazilian Stock Car champion by the way. Some kind of DTM i suppose.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:27
Thanks for the links.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:49
But anyway. Drove a Phoenix-badged engine for the first few rounds of CART in 2001. That's what they called the Ilmor ex-Mercedes that year. My public service for the day.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 16:54
As I recall, his efforts in F3000 made the antics of Maldonado and Grosjean look rather tame.
I was just thinking about him the other day. Considered posting on the GP2 thread that I thought he didn't get a fair shot and his talent stood up with a lot of the other Brazilians entering international motor sport in the mid-to-late-nineties, but then I decided I'd be laughed out of the thread and kept quiet.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 22:18
Max was a decent-ish driver. I think he was probably more talented than his results showed.
Aha! A fellow light-seeker!
Incidentally, can anyone point me in the direction of some broadcast footage of the 1999 F3000 season? I draw a blank from Youtube and my preferred gentleman's racing torrent association.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 21:21
This is what happened to him:
Don`t know the conditions of the test, but for sure he wasn't too poor comparing to Montoya's laptime and was miles away from the rest of the pack in that session. No wonder Williams stick with his services as test driver!
Hey, bigger version of that report about his test with old single seater! Click here for google translated article
Edited by berto, 06 October 2012 - 21:24.