Wilson to compete in Firestone Indy Lights with Andretti Autosport
Andretti Autosport announced today it has signed Stefan Wilson to the team's 2011 Firestone Indy Lights lineup.
Wilson, a 21-year-old driver from Sheffield, England, previously competed in two Firestone Indy Lights seasons. He most recently earned three top-five finishes, including one podium finish, in 11 starts in 2010.
Wilson is the younger brother of IZOD IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson. Stefan began racing karts at the age of nine and competed nationally and internationally for several years before launching his single-seater career. 2007 brought Wilson much success, finishing second in the Formula Palmer Audi Championship, recording four wins, four poles, six fastest laps and two outright lap records. In 2007 at age 17, he also beat five other competitors to become the youngest recipient of the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award.
STEFAN WILSON, DRIVER:
"I'm really excited to race with Andretti Autosport this year in Firestone Indy Lights. I have two years of experience in the series behind me, and I think this year I will have the right resources and the skills necessary to put myself out front. I'm looking forward to getting out there with the team in St. Petersburg for our first race."
MICHAEL ANDRETTI, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT:
"It's great to have Stefan join our team. He's a good, young driver and is really hungry to win. He's got a lot of potential and we're looking forward to seeing what we can do together this year."
J-F THORMANN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER,
"We're very happy to bring Stefan on board with Andretti Autosport for 2011. He is a great guy and a driver that has a lot of potential. He was a pleasure to work with during off-season testing, and we're looking forward to watching him compete in St. Petersburg and beyond."