F1 » Wurz returns to Williams

Williams F1 has called on the services of former driver Alex Wurz to help its inexperienced line-up in 2012.

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February 21, 2012 9:30 AM
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A sticky plaster solution to an inexperienced driver lineup. Might work, Wurz wasn't bad but rarely set the world on fire except a few eye catching drives in the Benetton.

Might work but smacks a little of desperation to me, I hope I'm wrong though as Williams can't afford another season like 2011.

sas - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 1:02 PM

Nowadays all people have experience in bmx, i think this is a shame, and road race cycling, who cares about that? This feature will not help Williams. Maybe Wurz has to practice time cycling stages. I have sixteen values in handcraft and that didn't impressed my old bosses.

Oli - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 1:43 PM

Come again?

Hmmm, Wurz to coach the drivers, washed up American sports legend to improve pitstops.... seems like a lot of gimmicks.

Car doesn't look very quick though :(

I really really want Williams to return to at least challenge the likes of Mercedes and Lotus, but they seem to be falling backwards. They may be fighting Caterham this year.


chrian - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 8:47 PM

Wurz was pretty highly regarded as a test and development driver, and respected for his ability to communicate what he was feeling within the car to engineers. Not a lot of drivers can do that very well.

Good pickup by Williams, IMO, I think it will be a solid help to bridge the communications for both the drivers and the technicians.


February 22, 2012 7:19 AM


How well do you think Alex Furgason can kick a goal, or mark an opposing player? Probably not very well at all. That doesn't mean he doesn't know EXACTLY how it should be done and is able to communicate that well to the Man U players that have the physical ability.

Wruz is the same, although, don't forget he did ACTUALLY race in F1 - not too shabby as far as world motor sport is concerned I think you would all agree.

He may not have been the fastest, then or now, but that doesn't mean he can't coach others to be better.

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