Alex Wurz has ruled himself out of a return to F1 for the 2010 to remain focused on his sportscar commitments.
The Austrian had been linked to the new USF1 team as he reportedly looked for a way back into the sport, despite announcing his retirement in 2007 after a year with Williams.
However, the former McLaren test driver has now revealed that he is no longer looking at F1 as an option for next season despite admitting that talks had taken place with USF1 in recent months.
“There were talks with USF1,” Wurz told Austrian website motorline.cc
, “but now I want to draw a line under the matter. My priority is 100 per cent with the Peugeot works team and I will be competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours amongst other races.
“It was a decision of the heart [and not because of rumours about USF1] and I know I could earn more money in Formula One. I am convinced that USF1 will be successful in bringing American technology and thinking into F1. Even respected American racing figures like Chip Ganassi are convinced that USF1 will be there on the grid.”