He was in the lead with two laps to go when the latest of a couple full-course cautions at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Dealing with new machinery once again as an Indy freshman, Wickens — known to demand the best from himself and those around him — has offered critical input to Perona and the SPM staff. T im and Lise Wickens were lucky to have sons who not only dove headfirst into an activity, but who had complimentary interests within that discipline. Once Wickens lands shotgun, dark grey No. The supporter, after getting his even-more-prized possession back, gives a wave as he walks away. Wickens notes that being a Mercedes employee was, technically, his first full-time job. Wickens, too, is relied on to communicate what his body tells him about how the vehicle is behaving and, thanks to his experience racing a variety of cars on multiple continents, there may not be a driver in the world with more finely tuned senses than the year-old Canadian.
Trevor notes that even as a kid Wickens had the ability to give crucial feedback on track conditions and vehicle performance.
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Upon arriving at one of the tracks in the vicinity of their house, the parents headed home for the work week, while Trevor and Robert stayed for days on their summer break, tracing the contours of the circuit over and over. His brother, however, believes there was always another, more personal audience he was anxious to reach. The supporter, after getting his even-more-prized possession back, gives a wave as he walks away. Robert came alive in the cockpit, while Trevor thrived with tools in his hands. All four people, minus the furry companions, can be found in the pits during race weekends, some of which occur within driving distance of Indy. On Thursday evening, with the sun hanging low over the Motor City, more than a half-dozen members of SPM climb onto the bed of the tugger, legs dangling over the side.