Alex Wurz has announced his retirement from motorsport today, after 20 years of professional competition.
The Austrian will be taking part in next weekend Bahrain 6 hours with Toyota as his final race weekend, having led a career that saw him drive for Benetton, McLaren, Williams, and has put him deeply involved as an ambassador for Grand Prix drivers as part of his role in the GPDA.
“I have a lot to be grateful for and a lot I’m proud of. My two Le Mans wins will always be the most special and unforgettable, along with the Silverstone podium in my 3rd Formula 1 race,” said Wurz. “In F1, I feel hugely privileged to have driven for top F1 teams like Benetton, McLaren and Williams, and added a bit of silverware to their trophy cabinets. I loved the testing and development work, collaborating with the engineers to find ever more performance.”
“LMP1 brought some epic battles and crushing retirements. Nothing beats the Le Mans podiums, but the Sebring 12h, Petit Le Mans and securing Toyotas first WEC victory were pretty special too.”
In the future Wurz plans on sticking around motorsport, expanding on his projects that include road safety and race track design.
“My future will still evolve around racing, its in my blood after all,” he said. “Anyone who knows me, knows that I always have lots of projects on the go which includes growing my road safety and race track design business.”