• Justin Wilson tragically lost his life after an accident at Pocono Raceway 
  • The British driver succumbed to head injuries after being struck by debris 
  • IndyCar stars paid tribute to Wilson by drinving across Golden Gate Bridge
  • Former team-mate Marco Andretti led procession in Wilson’s No 25 car  

Nicholas Godden for MailOnline

Just Wilson’s former team-mate led a procession of IndyCar stars across the Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday in tribute to the popular British driver who tragically lost his life in an accident last week.

Marco Andretti crossed the famous San Francisco bridge in Wilson’s No 25 car after the 37-year-old succumbed to serious head injuries on Monday after he was struck on the helmet by a piece of debris at Pocono Raceway.

And ahead of the season finale at Sonoma Raceway this weekend Wilson, who lived outside Denver, Colorado, was honoured as the Astor Cup Championship trophy was delivered to Sonoma Raceway via the Golden Gate Bridge.

Marco Andretti leads a procession of IndyCar stars in tribute to Justin Wilson who tragically dies this week

Marco Andretti leads a procession of IndyCar stars in tribute to Justin Wilson who tragically dies this week

Andretti stands next to Wilson's No 25 car that carries the hashtag 'Badasswilson' on the side

Andretti stands next to Wilson’s No 25 car that carries the hashtag ‘Badasswilson’ on the side

The cars make their way across the famous San Francisco Bridge followed by a safety car in the background

The cars make their way across the famous San Francisco Bridge followed by a safety car in the background

‘Very emotional cross of the bridge in Justin’s car,’ Andretti tweeted on Thursday afternoon.

Reigning IndyCar Series champion Will Power followed Andretti with Graham Rahal, Josef Newgarden, while the trophy was carried in special two-seater IndyCar driven by James Hinchliffe.

Two safety cars that were present at the scene of the accident during last Sunday’s race also made the drive across the bridge and bared flags paying tribute to Wilson.

‘We’ll definitely race with heavy hearts this weekend,’ New Zealand’s Scott Dixon, who won at Sonoma last year, said on Wednesday.

‘But there’s still a championship battle to be won. Knowing Justin, he’d definitely want us to go out there and compete.’ 

Andretti poses by the Astor Cup after driving Justin Wilson's number 25 car in a motorcade in honor of Wilson

Andretti poses by the Astor Cup after driving Justin Wilson’s number 25 car in a motorcade in honor of Wilson

A flag honoring the late  driver Wilson flies on the back of a Holmatro safety vehicle

A flag honoring the late driver Wilson flies on the back of a Holmatro safety vehicle

British IndyCar driver Wilson tragically lost his life after a crash at the Pocono IndyCar 500

British IndyCar driver Wilson tragically lost his life after a crash at the Pocono IndyCar 500

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