Wurz offered team principal role at Manor

Former F1 driver Alexander Wurz has been offered the team principal role at Manor, Motorsport.com has learned.

The Austrian announced his retirement from racing earlier this week, after a career that included three grand prix podiums and two victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Despite no longer wanting to compete, he made it clear in a statement that he was eager to remain involved in motor racing in some capacity.

"My future will still evolve around racing, it's in my blood after all," he said. "Anyone who knows me, knows that I always have lots of projects on the go which includes growing my road safety and race track design business."

Manor offer

In the wake of the resignation of Manor chiefs Graeme Lowdon and John Booth, team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick has approached Wurz about a role at the Banbury-based outfit.

It is unclear how interested the Austrian is in the position, however, with him believed to have offers from other teams on the table too.

"I can confirm I was approached by Stephen but I would rather not say anything else," Wurz told Motorsport.com.

"I think Stephen buying the team was a super smart move, and with Mercedes and Williams technical support, it shows a promising direction."



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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alexander Wurz
Teams Manor Racing
Article type Breaking news