Tag Archive: Alex Wurz

May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Lowe talks initially about Williams switch – Wolff

“Our first meeting was at Alex’s house in Monaco”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Paddy Lowe - Nico Rosberg - Toto Wolff - Andy Cowell Toto Wolff has revealed his negotiations with Paddy Lowe were initially about wooing the former McLaren technical boss to Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Rumour – Brawn buying into Williams?

Other reports said Wolff himself also denied he is selling his stake to Brawn.

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The Monza paddock began to disband late on Sunday amid the swirling rumour that Ross Brawn may be buying into the Williams team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Wurz still working for Williams team

Former F1 driver Alex Wurz has revealed he is still working for the Williams team.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Alex Wurz - Valtteri Bottas - Mark GillanThe Austrian’s last grand prix was with the Grove based team in 2007, but more recently he continued to work for Williams as a driver mentor. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Another Vettel title shows F1 ‘still a sport’ – Wurz

“An early world title for Vettel.”

2013-06-07_0701Former F1 driver Alex Wurz has admitted he expects Sebastian Vettel to stroll now to his fourth drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

F1 no longer ‘extreme’ – Villeneuve

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve is no big fan of today’s formula one.

2013-06-08_0039These days, the French-Canadian still earns his living in the paddock as an expert television pundit, but he makes no secret that the sport has moved away from his passion. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Rosberg on course for Monaco win – Wurz

Mercedes is right on course for victory in Monaco this weekend.

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 02That is the view of Alex Wurz, who agrees with many paddock voices who have singled out the silver-clad team as the favourites in the Principality. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Allison’s next team to be known in two weeks – Wurz

James Allison’s next destination in F1 will be known in two weeks.

James Allison 2011-10-22That is the claim of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, who said in Barcelona on Saturday that he has spoken with Lotus’ newly departed technical director since he decided to leave the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Wurz becomes F1 driver manager

Alex Wurz has entered the world of driver management.

Alex Wurz - Mark Webber - photo © FREDERIC LE FLOC'H  DPPI According to Speed Week, the former formula one driver is now part of the management team handling 19-year-old Briton Alex Lynn, who races in the FIA European F3 series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Tyre talk dominating 2013 season

“I think these tyres are very complex”

2011-11-13 - Pirelli - Abu Dhabi 10Amid all the noise and criticism surrounding Pirelli’s approach to formula one, the Italian marque has won the backing of Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Webber should accept number 2 status – Wurz

“But at the moment I think he will swallow the bitter pill.”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (1)Mark Webber should be able to cope with life as a highly-paid and rated ‘number 2′. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Team orders saga ‘very good’ for F1 – Wurz

“These stories bring interest and boost ratings.”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel (9)The ‘Multi-21′ affair has been nothing except “very good” for formula one, according to former grand prix driver Alex Wurz. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

No unfair Pirelli advantage for Lotus – Wurz

“The Lotus of today has the same DNA.”

2013-03-23 - Pirelli - Malaysia 01Alex Wurz has played down suggestions Lotus has an unfair advantage over its formula one rivals in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Vettel ‘surprised by his own brutality’ – the fallout

“I didn’t mean to ignore the call”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel (3)The victim of Sebastian Vettel’s decision to ignore his team’s instructions, Mark Webber predicted on Sunday that Red Bull would “protect” its triple world champion “as usual”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Ferrari’s Jean Todt turned me down – de la Rosa

Ferrari turned down Pedro de la Rosa when the Spaniard was first on the market as a test driver.

Jean Todt2011-06-10_0046The 41-year-old is now regarded as arguably F1’s very best test driver, who has been signed by Ferrari for 2013 and will drive the team’s 2013 car at Jerez next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Bottas certain to secure Williams race seat – sources

According to authoritative media sources, Valtteri Bottas will definitely replace current Williams race driver Bruno Senna in 2013.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Valtteri Bottas 002012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Valtteri Bottas 01The 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

De la Rosa denies Wurz to save dying HRT

“No, it’s not true” – de la Rosa

2012-11-04 - HRT F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Pedro de la Rosa 032012-11-04 - HRT F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Pedro de la Rosa 01Pedro de la Rosa has denied rumours Alex Wurz, his former McLaren test driver teammate, could be involved in the rescue of the dying Spanish team HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Wurz helped Tilke design Austin layout

Alex Wurz had a hand in the layout of the new Circuit of the Americas, which has lauded by formula one drivers this weekend.

2012-11-17_00022012-11-17_0013Wurz, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Radio impatience helped Raikkonen ‘brand’ – Wurz

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.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 05That 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Austin like Suzuka, Silverstone, Turkey, Hockenheim

Austin layout a “a roller-coaster ride, with everything at high speed”.

Austin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1Circuit of the AmericasAccording to the buzz in the brand-new Circuit of the Americas paddock, F1’s often-criticised circuit designer Hermann Tilke has penned a memorable layout for the sport’s American comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

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