Image credit: David Merrett.

Toyota Gazoo Racing have today announced that following his retirement, Alex Wurz will take on a new role within its WEC project.

Last month’s Six Hours of Bahrain, in which Wurz finished on the podium, was his final race behind the wheel of a LMP1 and he now moves into a new position as advisor and ambassador for the team.

In a role similar to that of Tom Kristensen at Audi, Wurz assist with driver and team development as well as promoting Toyota’s hybrid LMP1 technology at the race track and beyond. 

In parallel, Wurz will continue with various other activities, including his work in Formula 1, the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association and his track design and driver training business.