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British IndyCar racer Justin Wilson laid to rest in Northamptonshire

More than 500 mourners attend the funeral of British IndyCar racer Justin Wilson, who died at the age of 37 after suffering head injuries during a race last month.

The funeral of British IndyCar racer Justin Wilson was held in Northamptonshire today.

The 37-year-old passed away in a Pennsylvania hospital on August 24 after suffering a serious head injury.

The sportsman was struck by a piece of debris from a crash that occurred in front of him during a race at the Pocono Raceway.

Today, ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and three-time world champion Sir Jackie Stewart were among more than 500 mourners to pay their respects.

Webber, who was one of the pall-bearers for the funeral, told PA: "It was an honour for me to do that for the family because we are a family in many ways when it comes to motorsport."

Wilson's coffin was draped in a union flag for the service at St James the Great Church in Paulerspury.

The racer leaves behind wife Julia and two daughters Jane and Jessica.

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