Tag Archive: Alex Wurz

Aug 12

FIA more open to opinion since GPDA letter – Button

“We feel that we do have a say anyway and since our comments earlier in the year, the FIA have been more open to our opinions”

2016-06-10_0086 Jenson Button says the FIA has allowed drivers more input into the direction of Formula 1 since the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association wrote an open letter declaring the sport ‘obsolete and ill-structured’ earlier this year.

Feb 10

Le Mans 24 Hours: Alex Wurz named as Grand Marshal

The third round of the WEC will this year take place on Saturday/Sunday 18/19th June

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and Toyota Gazoo Racing ambassador, Alex Wurz, will follow in the footsteps of Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen and has been named as Grand Marshal for the 84th edition of one of the world’s greatest sporting events.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Stroll records fantastic Rolex 24 at Daytona Top-Five result

Stroll’s next race will be the opening round of the 2016 Euro F3 Series at Paul Ricard

Stroll records fantastic Rolex 24 at Daytona Top-Five result Lance Stroll recorded an impressive fifth place in the Rolex 24 At Daytona that finished in Florida today (31 Jan) to become one of the youngest highest-placed drivers in North America’s toughest sports car race.

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Jan 29

Rising to the Daytona 24 Challenge

Opening round of the IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Championship season

While it’s still some weeks until all the competitors for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship are on track together (The Prologue, Le Castellet, on 25/26th March), a very large number of WEC drivers will this weekend be racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Lance Stroll relishing challenge of Rolex 24 at Daytona encounter

Canadian teenager excited to make sports car debut in maiden 24 hour race

Lance Stroll relishing challenge of Rolex 24 at Daytona encounter Lance Stroll heads in to the unknown next weekend when the Canadian competes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona (30-31 Jan). Seventeen-year-old Stroll, the youngest competitor in the top prototype class and second youngest in the entire 54-car field, will be making his sports car debut in his maiden 24 hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Formula Three race winner Lance Stroll to make sports car debut with Ford Chip Ganassi Gacing

Single-seater series multi-champion to race Ford EcoBoost Prototype in Rolex 24 At Daytona

Lance Stroll Lance Stroll will make his sports car and 24 hour race debut when the Canadian competes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing next month (30-31 Jan).

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Dec 12

New role for Alex Wurz at Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota Gazoo Racing is proud to announce that Alex Wurz will take on a new role within its World Endurance Championship project

Last month’s 6 Hours of Bahrain, in which Alex finished on the podium, was his final race behind the wheel. He will move into a new position as advisor and ambassador for the team.

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Nov 10

Alex Wurz announces retirement

One of the most respected and successful figures in the paddock, Alex Wurz, has today announced his retirement from the driving seat

2015-10-24_40177 His last race will be the final round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Bahrain on Saturday 21 November. The Toyota Racing driver, 41, is a two time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and, along with a long-standing and highly successful involvement in endurance racing, has an impressive 12-year F1 pedigree which includes teams such as Williams, McLaren and Benetton.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

FIA forging ahead with Mercedes’ ‘halo’ canopy evaluation

“We are trying to first find something that does the job”

FIA cockpit fermé The FIA reveals it will continue evaluation on a series of cockpit safety solutions with a view to introducing elements from 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Le Mans 24 hours: Mike Conway ready for Le Mans challenge with Toyota

Conway features in the regular line-up for the #2 car, alongside Alex Wurz, a two-time Le Mans winner, and Stéphane Sarrazin

2015-04-12-Sunday-009 The 2014 WEC race winner is ready to challenge for glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s most famous sports car race, with his Toyota Gazoo Racing squad this weekend.

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Jan 30

Mike Conway will be competing for TOYOTA Racing in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship

Conway to Race in WEC for TOYOTA

Mike Conway Conway will join Alex Wurz and Stéphane Sarrazin in the #2 TOYOTA during the 2015 season. The trio formed a great unit at the back end of 2014 winning the 6 Hours of Bahrain in November and helping TOYOTA claim the WEC Manufacturers title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Conway leads Toyota to Victory

In the 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota 7 - podium Barhain Mike Conway’s return to the FIA World Endurance Championship ended in success, as his #7 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid won the 6 Hours of Bahrain! Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Ecclestone slams Caterham’s ‘begging bowl’

Bernie Ecclestone has joined those who are heavily critical of Caterham’s plea for fans’ money to get the struggling team back on track.

2012-11-15_0006 In administration and missing in Austin and Brazil, the outfit has launched a crowdfunding scheme to raise the almost $4 million it says it needs to make it to this year’s Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Brawn, Domenicali to investigate Bianchi crash

A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.

2014-06-04_0348 It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Rossi on standby as fast F1 pauses for Bianchi

Even the fast-paced world of formula one is pausing for thought, mere days after Jules Bianchi crashed at Suzuka.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 01 The stricken Frenchman’s colleagues are busily adding ‘Tous avec Jules’ (all with Jules) stickers to their helmets, mindful still that the show must go on. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Wurz tells drivers to keep quiet after Bianchi crash

“Before drawing conclusions it is right to listen to the views of all the parties involved”

Alex Wurz portait 1 Gerard Saillant, the well-known trauma surgeon with close links to Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, has arrived in Japan to get involved with Jules Bianchi’s fight for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Sleepless F1 holds breath for Bianchi

“Emergency surgery was performed because of a hematoma in his head.  It will take 24 hours until we know more.”

2014-03-02_0056 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The collective world of formula one had a sleepless night after the Japanese grand prix as it worries about critically injured Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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