Alexander Wurz

Bmx Rider + Cyclist + Racecar Driver + Formula Driver + Formula One Driver
Born Feb 15, 1974
Age 42
Hometown Niederösterreich
Nationality Austrian

Alexander Wurz is an Austrian racing driver. He competed in Formula One from 1997 until 2007, and is also a two-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours. He was a test driver for the Brawn GP team for the 2009 Formula One season. Since then he is still active in Formula 1 as a consultant, expert for TV and media and has established himself as a road safety expert. From 2008 - 2011 he competed for Peugeot Sport in various races of the International Le Mans Cup Series.… Read More

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  • F1 Drivers Want Cockpit Safety Device For 2017
    Yahoo News - Jan 25, 2016
  • Wurz Rules Out Manor Principal Job
    Yahoo News - Nov 18, 2015
  • Manor Marussia Want Former F1 Driver Alexander Wurz To Be Their Principal
    Guardian (UK) - Nov 15, 2015
  • Former F1 Racer And Le Mans Winner Wurz Retires
    Yahoo News - Nov 10, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alexander Wurz.


He is the second son of former rallycross driver Franz Wurz, who won the European Rallycross Championship in 1974, 1976 and 1982.


1986 12 Years Old Wurz first tasted competition in the BMX World Championship, which he won in 1986 at the age of 12. … Read More
1991 17 Years Old Like most Formula One drivers, Wurz's motorsport career began with karting. In 1991, Wurz drove in Formula Ford.
1993 19 Years Old In 1993, he switched to the German Formula Three Championship.


1995 21 Years Old During his time in Formula 3, Wurz famously crashed out of the lead at a race at AVUS in 1995 after a collision with the safety car.
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From 1996, Wurz drove an Opel Calibra for the Joest Racing touring car team in the DTM.
1997 23 Years Old Wurz's Formula One debut was on June 15, 1997 at Montreal for Benetton filling in for fellow Austrian Gerhard Berger, who couldn't race due to illness. … Read More
However, Wurz was rewarded with a full-time race seat for the 1998 season with Benetton and spent three more seasons at the team, partnered each year by Giancarlo Fisichella. … Read More


2005 31 Years Old In April 2005, with Juan Pablo Montoya injured, Wurz drove for McLaren in the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix, finishing fourth in the race, but taking third place after both BAR-Honda drivers were disqualified. … Read More
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Alexander Wurz signed a deal with WilliamsF1 to become the team's official test and reserve driver at the beginning of 2006. … Read More
At the Monaco GP on 27 May 2007, Wurz scored his first points for the Williams F1 team, finishing in 7th place after qualifying 11th.
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Wurz was the Honda F1 test driver for the 2008 Formula One season, a role he kept on the transition to Brawn GP in..
2009 35 Years Old In 2009, together with Marc Gené and David Brabham, he took outright victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, driving a works Peugeot. … Read More
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Together with his victory in 2010 of the 12hrs race of Sebring with Marc Gené and Anthony Davidson and his victory of the 1000 miles race of Road Atlanta with Stéphane Sarrazin and Franck Montagny in 2011 it made him win the 3 big Sportscar Classic Races in a Peugeot 908.
2011 37 Years Old In November 2011, Toyota Motorsports confirmed Wurz as one of their factory drivers for the companies planned return to the 24 Heures du Mans in 2012. … Read More
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…  In 2012 he will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the Toyota factory team.
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