“Our first meeting was at Alex’s house in Monaco”
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According to authoritative media sources, Valtteri Bottas will definitely replace current Williams race driver Bruno Senna in 2013.
The news was reported from Brazil not only by Finnish broadcaster MTV3′s race commentator Oskari Saari, but also the respected Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt, as well as others in the Interlagos paddock.
Alex Wurz had a hand in the layout of the new Circuit of the Americas, which has lauded by formula one drivers this weekend.
Wurz, now 38 and a sports car driver, contested 69 grands prix between 1997 and 2007, finishing on the podium three times. The Austrian now works as a ‘driver coach’ at Williams, serving alongside his friend and countryman Toto Wolff, the British team’s new shareholder and director.
Kimi Raikkonen may have been tired of his engineer’s radio messages, but he was also looking after his “brand” en route to Abu Dhabi victory.
That is the view of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, referring to Finn Raikkonen’s series of pit-to-car radio exchanges that culminated in the now-famous refrain ‘Leave me alone – I know what I’m doing’ as he added a win to his 2012 F1 comeback.
His three-year return to F1 has been “bad for (Michael) Schumacher, good for formula one”.
That is the claim of Alex Wurz, who at the height of the seven time world champion’s powers in the late 90s once famously went wheel-to-wheel with the great German and emerged from the Monaco tunnel with his car in pieces.