The Formula 1 community has come together to add its tributes to Justin Wilson, who was tragically killed in an accident during the penultimate round of the 2015 IndyCar Series at the Pocono Raceway.

Wilson competed in a single season of F1 racing in 2003, starting the year with Minardi before competing in the final five races with Jaguar, where he picked up his first and only points' finish with a run to eighth place in the United States Grand Prix.

The 37 year-old died as the result of a severe brain trauma caused by him being struck on the helmet by the nose section of Sage Karam's car, which had become detached after crashing further up the road. Though immediately airlifted to hospital, Wilson succumbed to his injuries on Monday afternoon.

Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone led the tributes to him, stating: I remember Justin Wilson as a talented driver who raced in F1 on merit and enjoyed the respect and affection of his team mates and fellow racers.

Former rival Jenson Button was just one of the many F1 driver to pay their respects to Wilson, commenting on Twitter that "The motorsport world comes to a standstill once again. Justin Wilson was a great person and racing driver. My thoughts are with his family. I raced with Justin as far back as 1989 in karting and remember his smile was infectious, such a lovely guy.

Nine-time Grand Prix winner Mark Webber, who partnered Wilson at Jaguar in 2003, added: "Last night a very good man left us. Mate. So sorry. RIP Justin. My thoughts are with your loved ones."

Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull (who formed from Jaguar in 2005), said many at their UK base in Milton Keynes had been affected by the news, especially those who had worked with Wilson.

"There are many sad faces at the factory today," he said. "Justin left his mark on many who worked with him during the Jaguar days; he is remembered fondly for the kind and humble person he was.

"I followed his successful career with interest over the years. Justin will be remembered not only as a talented driver but also as quite simply one of the nicest blokes in motorsport."

He is survived by wife Julia and two daughters.



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