Wilson still in a coma with severe head injury

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Ex-F1 racer Justin Wilson remains in a “critical condition” following the crash he suffered at the penultimate round of the 2015 IndyCar campaign held at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

The former Minardi and Jaguar driver sustained a severe head injury when he was hit by debris flying off Sage Karam’s car on Lap 179 of the 200-lap contest. Wilson was then immediately airlifted to a nearby hospital.

The latest official statement reads:

“IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson remains hospitalized in a coma in the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, Pa., after sustaining a severe head injury during the Aug. 23 race at Pocono Raceway,”

“He remains in a critical condition.

“IndyCar continues to send its thoughts and prayers to the family and thanks the entire motorsports community for the outpouring of support.

“Additional updates to Wilson's condition will be released when available.”

As new of Wilson’s accident reached the F1 community, a growing number of drivers and teams have taken to their social channels and used the #PrayersForJustin hashtag to wish the Briton a speedy recovery.