Alex Wurz  Austria

  • Full name Alexander Wurz
  • Birth date February 15, 1974
  • Birthplace Waithofen-an-der Thaya, Austria
  • Current age 40 years 198 days
  • Height 1.86 m
  • Weight 74 kg
  • Teams Benetton, McLaren, Williams
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1997 Benetton 3 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 7 0 0 4 15
1998 Benetton 16 16 0 0 12 4 0 0 5 1 0 17 8
1999 Benetton 16 16 0 0 10 5 0 0 7 0 0 3 13
2000 Benetton 17 17 0 0 12 5 0 0 5 0 0 2 15
2005 McLaren 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 7 0 0 6 17
2007 Williams 16 16 0 1 12 3 0 0 11 0 0 13 11
Total 69 69 0 3 48 3 0 0 5 1 0 45
Race Circuit Date
First race Canadian Grand Prix Gilles Villeneuve June 15, 1997 Race results
Last race Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai October 7, 2007 Race results
Profile

Alex Wurz was tipped for big things when he joined Benetton in 1997, but a decline in the team's form meant he never fulfilled his potential. He was taken on as a McLaren reserve driver from 2001 to 2005 but only raced once at Imola in 2005, when he scored a podium. He made a full return with Williams in 2007 but by the last race of the season he had made way for the Toyota-backed Kazuki Nakajima. His greatest achievement came at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, which he won driving for Peugeot.

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February 22, 2012

Williams driver mentor Alex Wurz watches Valtteri Bottas out on track

July 12, 2009

Alex Wurz at the 2009 German Grand Prix

June 10, 2007

Alex Wurz of Williams, 2007 Canadian Grand Prix

     

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