Andretti Autosport racer and TFL car test driver Justin Wilson earned his best IndyCar finish since 2013, taking second place at the Honda Indy 200, held at the famous Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Wilson battled race winner Graham Rahal, with his best chance to take the lead after a restart with eight laps remaining. Rahal out-braked Wilson through turn one and stayed ahead the rest of the race.
Rahal, who races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and is the son of IndyCar legend Bobby Rahal, is only nine points behind leader Juan Pablo Montoya. His Mid-Ohio victory was his second win of the season.
For Wilson, the part-time driver is looking to earn a full-time ride next season. He is scheduled to race two more times for Andretti Autosport, at Pocono and at Sonoma.
Earlier this year, Wilson drove for Andretti at the Formula E race in Moscow, earning a point with a 10th-place finish. He also qualified sixth at this year’s Indy 500, finishing the race in 21st position.
Wilson also was slated to drive a Honda-powered LMP2 car up Pikes Peak, but mechanical woes kept him from competing in the race.
Wilson, a native of Sheffield, England, has 171 starts in IndyCar and Champ Car racing, with seven wins and eight pole positions. He won the Formula 3000 championship in 2001 and has 16 Formula One starts to his name.
This is also his best finish at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course, his previous best being an eighth place in 2013 when he drove for Dale Coyne Racing.
Check out Justin as he takes the BMW i8 supercar around the track in this TFLcar video: