Wilson Leads Toyota Through Challenging Year

When he made the career move 33 years ago that led him to his current role, “on paper it was ridiculous.”. At the time, Wilson had spent the previous 18 months as a mechanical engineering supervisor at a Johnson & Johnson plant in New Jersey. Plus, the David Wilson of the late 1980s didn’t have a racing bone in his body. “I didn’t realize until I went to college, that’s not normal,” Wilson said. “I (had) 44 men and women who were working for me and that’s intimidating,” Wilson said. While Michael Wilson would eventually be connected to the Mercedes Formula 1 team, in 1989 he was far from that. Michael Wilson called his older brother and said, “We need some engineering help out here.”. “I don’t know anything about race engineering,” Wilson told his brother.

Follow MotorMouth on social media:
Liked it? Take a second to support Motormouth on Patreon!
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Please Sign-in / Sign-up to see more content, unlock more features, and take part in MotorMouth discussions!

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Forgot your details?

Create Account