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.

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About Simon Wright

Hello, I am Simon, 29 and currently work as a Picture Researcher & Product Editor for Topps Europe Ltd. In my spare time, I run the Premier League at 25 Website. I graduated from the University of Northampton in 2012 with a 2:1 degree in BA Hons Journalism.

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