Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wilson Dream Turns Sour

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wilson Dream Turns Sour

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Byline: By Ian Gordon

Justin Wilson insists he is more determined than ever to prove his point after seeing his British Grand Prix bow turn into a huge disappointment yesterday.

The 24-year-old managed barely half-a-mile of the Silverstone track during first qualifying before his Minardi conked out at Becketts with an electrical problem.

Wilson is desperate to make an impression this weekend as he bids to land a more competitive drive in 2004 having belatedly been handed his Formula One chance.

"That was so frustrating," said the 6ft 3in Sheffield-born racer. "I lost all the power just as I joined the circuit. Everything died and I just ground to a halt. It was not the way I wanted to start my British Grand Prix weekend. The team will look into it. It was some kind of electrical failure.

"We also had a few problems in the free practice which limited the amount of laps we could get in.

"It's character building, but hopefully I'll get a good night's sleep and then it will be a fresh start. …

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