Wurz indicates Le Mans return likely

Thu, 17 January 2008, 10:39

Alex Wurz has indicated that he will indeed again contest the famous Le Mans 24 hour race.

It was reported last month that the veteran Austrian, who has retired as a formula one racer but will travel to the grands prix as Honda’s official reserve driver this season, was in talks with the works Peugeot team about 2008.

Wurz, 33, is no stranger to Le Mans, having become the race’s youngest ever winner in 1996 before debuting in formula one with Benetton.

“I will be seeing you again at the race at the Sarthe, which at the beginning of my career left me fascinated,” he told the Austrian publication networld.

Wurz, however, stressed that he gave away the game as a full-time racer “because I was not sure if I had the energy any more for a full F1 racing season”.

But he said he is looking forward to his reserve and test role at Honda.

“Driving and development is something that I have always found fun, and I will continue to do so,” Wurz explained.

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