Thursday, January 10, 2008

Alex in Honda??

Austrian driver Alex Wurz has come out of Formula One retirement to join Honda as a test driver.
Wurz, who quit Williams and F1 before the final race of last season, will act as backup to Honda race drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello for the 2008 season.
Wurz joined F1 as test driver for Benetton in 1997 after winning the 1996 Le Mans 24 Hours race.
He debuted in the sport when fellow Austrian Gerhard Berger became ill in June 1997, driving in three races and finishing third at the British Grand Prix.
Wurz spent the next three years as a full-time driver for Benetton before joining McLaren as test driver in 2001.
He finished third in his only race for McLaren in San Marino in April 2005, giving him the record for the longest gap between podium finishes in the sport.
Wurz moved to Williams as test driver in 2006, before being promoted to race driver for the 2007 season.

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