Driver Alex Wurz announced his retirement from top-line professional motor racing this week. Wurz has been a particular favorite of fans, media and fellow drivers. He is a two time LeMans winner (1996 with the Team Joest Porsche and 2009 with the factory Peugeot). He also has extensive experience in the Formula One ranks with Benetton and Williams (and test driver with Brawn GP).
Wurz will complete his WEC commitments to Toyota in the 6 hour race at Bahrain. Dailysportscar put together an impressive story and career overview which is available here.
Judging from the outpouring of congratulations on social media, Wurz is very popular with a lot of people. Hopefully, he won’t be far from the track in some capacity in the future. Congratulations to Alex.
Canon 5D Mark III, 420mm, ISO100, 1/1250 sec, f/6.3 June 12, 2014 LeMans 24 practice Alex Wurz driving the #7 Toyota P1 entry