IndyCars cross the Golden Gate Bridge; pay tribute to Justin Wilson (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


SONOMA, Calif. – A very cool moment has taken place this afternoon at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

The Verizon IndyCar Series was meant to celebrate its championship race this weekend anyway at Sonoma Raceway, and has now combined that with paying tribute to the late Justin Wilson in a special motorcade of IndyCars going across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Via Verizon’s @PaddockInsider Twitter account, here is a video of the cars crossing the Golden Gate.

An updated video is below from NBCSN, shown during today’s NASCAR AMERICA:

Twitter user @F1US also Periscoped the event for it to be viewed live.

Here are some photos from in and around the event, in the lead-up to the event.

Marco Andretti took the reins of Wilson’s car; Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and James Hinchcliffe were also in cars.

Hinchcliffe, injured earlier this year in an accident in practice for the Indianapolis 500, returned to the car for the first time today since that, as he drove IndyCar’s two-seater with the Astor Cup championship trophy in the back seat.

More to follow…