Have you ever taken a close look at Alexander Wurz's helmet design? It is a striking and colorful piece of art combining, according to Wurz, sky blue at the top, the red and white colors of the Austrian flag in the middle, earth green on the bottom and jagged zigzag design elements at the top and the bottom.
The zigzags could represent the mountains of Austria or the initials "A" and "W" but, in retrospect, these jagged symbols could just as easily reflect the ups and downs of Wurz's career in Formula One, of which there have been many.
I have always liked Alexander Wurz as a person and have admired him as a driver ever since that day at Monaco in 1998, when the 24 year-old Austrian in his blue and white Benetton B198-Playlife, went wheel to wheel with the vastly more-experienced Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari F300. It was a memorable duel that remains one of the most thrilling in recent history.