Alexander Wurz, 1998

Former Grand Prix driver Alexander Wurz will make his return as the drivers’ representative on the FIA Stewards’ panel for this weekend’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Austrian contested a total of 69 Grands Prix over various stints between 1997 and 2007 with Benetton, McLaren and Williams, claiming a podium finish with each team.

Since he retired from the sport at the end of 2007, Wurz has enjoyed success with Peugeot’s factory Le Mans team. Nowadays, he serves as a key figure behind the FIA Institute’s Young Driver Excellence Academy.

Next year, Wurz will be fronting Toyota’s long-awaited return to the endurance racing scene, partnering Kazuki Nakajima

It will be the first time this year that Wurz has appeared on the Stewards’ panel. He has previously appeared at last year’s Chinese and Japanese Grands Prix.

[Image via the Cahier Archive]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.