Wurz in Pole Position for US F1 Deal

Alexander Wurz might have failed to make his Formula One comeback as team manager in 2010 – as his Superfund Team was not granted an entry for the 2010 Formula One Championship by the FIA – but he might rejoin the F1 field next year as a race driver. The Austrian confirmed, during the course of this weekend, that newly-entrants US F1 have contacted him for the prospect of signing him for 2010.

It's no news that both Peter Windsor and Ken Anderson – part owners of the US F1 outfit – are searching for an experienced driver to line up alongside a young North American talent for their first season in Formula One. While several rumors linked former F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve to the job, Wurz confirmed he's also on the list.

A decision hasn't been made. Peter has known me for a long time, he knows my qualities for developing and testing and that often I can identify things faster than some others. And when you're making a new team, that could be an advantage,” said Wurz in an interview with

He has asked me if I think we could work together,” concluded Wurz, without disclosing any further information regarding his meeting with Windsor.

The 35-year old driver has started 69 grands prix in his Formula One career, which started back in 1998 (at Benetton). He scored only 3 podiums throughout the next decade, before announcing his retirement as a race driver at the end of 2007. The Austrian driver spent the last two years test driving for Honda/Brawn GP.
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