Busy Wurz returns to Williams
THE Williams swinging door of arrivals and departures continues in the build-up to the Grand Prix season. Their former driver, Alexander Wurz, is returning to the Grove based team as a driver mentor.
Wurz, who turned 37 last Wednesday will help out Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado in the 2012 campaign, as the team attempt to recover from a diabolical 2011 season, which saw them pick up a meagre five points, Williams worst season since they became Williams Engineering back in 1978. Alex was Williams test driver in 2006 and raced for the team in 2007 – finished third in that season’s Canadian Grand Prix. Wurz also raced at Benetton for four seasons in the late 90s and was an established test driver for McLaren between 2001-2005.
The Austrian will combine the role alongside part-time roles as a pundit for Austria television, a new deal on Toyota’s return to sportscars and an occasional position as a driver steward for the FIA. His addition to the backroom staff will surely give Williams a much needed push in the right direction as the teams head to Barcelona for the second pre-season test, which begins tomorrow.