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Wurz helping Williams to restructure and recruit staff

  • Published on 29 Aug 2013 11:26
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Former F1 driver Alex Wurz has revealed he is still working for the Williams team. The Austrian's last grand prix was with the Grove based team in 2007, but more recently he continued to work for Williams as a driver mentor.

But the Austrian sports magazine Sportwoche reports that 39-year-old Wurz is still working for Williams, albeit in a completely different role. Wurz, also with a reputation as one of F1's best-ever test drivers, is reportedly working with Williams to help to restructure and recruit staff.

"My task at Williams is to analyse the structure of the team and offer ideas that will help us to make progress," he confirmed. "Pat Symonds has come to us, but he is just one of several new people that Williams plans to hire," added Wurz.

Wurz played down speculation Williams might be grooming him to one day take over as team boss from 71-year-old founder Sir Frank Williams. "When I finish my racing career," said Wurz, "and I want to go grey and have sleepless nights, maybe then I will try to be the head of a formula one team! Seriously, you never know what awaits in the future."

Wurz still races a Le Mans prototype sports car, currently for Toyota, in the FIA's world endurance championship. (GMM)

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