Alex Wurz, who completed his last ‘Friday’ driving duty for Williams at Interlagos, says he will not miss being a F1 tester.
The 32-year-old Austrian, who moved to the Grove based team from a similar role at McLaren, will finally return to a racing cockpit in 2007 after six years in the back seat.
“I learned a lot in the past six years,” he told reporters for the South Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung in Sao Paulo, “but I am not going to shed any tears.”
He beamed in Sao Paulo: “It’s the end — no more Friday driver role for me!”
Wurz lines up at Williams next year alongside Nico Rosberg, with Mark Webber driving for the team for the last time on Sunday before switching to Red Bull.
Wurz’s last racing cockpit in Formula One was at Benetton in 2000; a ‘difficult situation’, he says, because of apparently disruptive ‘politics’ between himself and team boss Flavio Briatore.