Alex Wurz has admitted that he is lucky to have escaped an horror collision with David Coulthard during the Australian grand prix with his life.
The Austrian veteran, making his full time return to the formula one race cockpit after six years as a test driver, smiled and joked with Scot Coulthard in the paddock less than an hour after the shunt.
But he watched video replays of the incident on Monday and observed to the newspaper Kleinen Zeitung: “I don’t want to think about what could have happened if David’s car had been 20 centimetres closer to my helmet.
“I am simply very lucky; someone was looking after me from above.”
Wurz also remarkably escaped without injury to his hands, despite the fact that Coulthard’s Red Bull scraped across the front of the Williams cockpit.
Referring to the fact that he took his hands off the steering wheel just in time, he said: “I am glad that my reflexes work so well.”