Alex Wurz hung up the helmet at the age of 41 having achieved his last podium in the 6 Hours of Bahrain, but it will remain linked to the World of and Resistance to the formation with the that has competed in the last four seasons in the WEC. The former pilot austrian will continue two years more in the Toyota Gazoo Racing and although they will not be uploaded in the LMP1 of the brand, if you will have an important role within the project. Alex Wurz will act as Advisor and Ambassador of Toyota, with the aim of promoting the sports project of the firm nippon.
Alex Wurz will help the development of the team and its riders, in addition to promote the hybrid technology in the LMP1 Toyota inside and outside of the tracks. A work that already served as a pilot, but now will launch from an area more formal. It will not be the only task of Alex Wurz associated with the racing world, since will continue to work with the Association of Pilots grand prix of the Formula 1. Also perform tasks of design, you will work on improving safety measures and in the training of other pilots.
This ad does no more than certify the important role of Alex
Wurz at the heart of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing. The austrian was the first
pilot confirmed at the end of 2011 for the project in the WEC
Toyota, being next to Nicolas Lapierre, the first driver to get
a victory in the Toyota TS030 Hybrid. It was at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo.
He was also a very important role in the title of builders
added by Toyota in the Endurance World 2014. At the controls of
the different versions of the LMP1 Toyota has joined five victories and
Alex Wurz stated after the announcement: “I’ve Always
had the intention of not desligarme of motor sports once
that my career could finish. I Am very glad to start a
new chapter in my life with Toyota. We have experienced many things
together since the start of this project and it’s exciting to be part of the
future of the computer”. Looking to the future, the austrian believes that: “With a
new car arrives in 2016 and with the WEC going better each time, there is
you feel satisfied as we struggle to regain our place
at the top of the championship”.