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Wurz rules out Formula One comeback

ESPNF1 Staff
November 27, 2009 « Montreal confimed for 2010 | »
Alex Wurz is sticking to his Le Mans plans © Sutton Images
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Alex Wurz will not make his F1 comeback in 2010, after he revealed that talks with new team US F1 had ended. Wurz was linked with a seat at the newly-formed American team after sporting director Peter Windsor confirmed they had approached the driver July.

However, Wurz revealed on Friday that a deal had not been reached and that he would remain with Peugeot's factory Le Mans series team for 2010.

"There were discussions with US F1, but now I draw a line under the matter," told motorline.cc. "My one hundred per cent priority is the Peugeot factory team - I'm going to contest the 24 hours of Le Mans and other [sports car] races."

Wurz, who made 69 grand prix starts, most recently for Williams in 2007, denied that his decision was as a result of rumours suggesting the team would not be prepared for the beginning of the season in March.

"It is a decision of the heart," he said. "I could earn more money in Formula One, and I am convinced that US F1 will succeed in bringing American technology and American thinking into Formula One."