Former F1 driver Alexander Wurz will make his second appearance on the FIA Alexander Wurz joins the stewards' panel in Japanstewards’ panel this season as the drivers’ representative for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.

The Austrian made his steward’s’ debut at the Chinese Grand Prix, where he was part of the panel that issued reprimands to Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for their side-by-side antics in the pit lane during the race.

A former BMW champion, Wurz shot to prominence in 1997 as a stand-in driver for the Benetton team, and his 69-race career spanned over ten years – punctuated by a six-year test driver stint with McLaren and Honda – that saw him achieve three podium finishes and one fastest race lap.

Following F1, Wurz joined Peugeot’s Le Mans programme, partnering David Brabham and Marc Gené to win the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Wurz was also recently appointed as the head of the FIA’s young driver academy project.

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.