WEC – Alexander Wurz set to retire

Alexander Wurz has announced that he will end his racing career at the end of the 2015 WEC season.

Published on 10/11/2015 à 11:01

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WEC – Alexander Wurz set to retire

As we announced to you in issue 2030 of AUTOhebdo, Alexander Wurz will hang up his helmet after the final of the WEC disputée le 21 novembre à Bahreïn où il défendra une dernière fois les intérêts de Toyota sur la TS040 Hybrid n°2, aux côtés de Stéphane Sarrazin et Mike conway. According to our information, it would be the reserve pilot Kamui Kobayashi who would take his place next year.

If the poor results of the Japanese manufacturer this year could have forced the former Benetton driver and Williams to make your decision, it is failure to 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 which seems to have marked Alexander Wurz.

"TheEndurance, especially with Le Mans, was one of the hardest disciplines”, recognized the winner of the 24 2009 Hours of Le Mans with Peugeot . “I've led most of the 24-hour races I've competed in. But the hardest moment was giving up last year after leading the race for 15 hours. I had made so many sacrifices in 2014 in preparation for the race that I had a hard time recovering from this withdrawal. Such defeat made me stronger in previous years, but not this time. That’s when I knew it was time for me to step down. »

Alex Wurz is expected to stay busy next year as he is also an advisor to Williams and president of the GPDA (Grand Prix Drivers' Association). “My future will always revolve around racing, it’s in my blood after all. Anyone who knows me knows that I always have many projects which includes road safety and circuit design. I'll stick around.", added the 41-year-old Austrian.

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