Ex-F1 racer Alex Wurz to decide on his WEC future after Le Mans

Toyota World Endurance Championship racer Alex Wurz will decide after this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours whether to continue racing beyond the end of this season

Ex-F1 racer Alex Wurz to decide on his WEC future after Le Mans

The 41-year-old Austrian, who joined Toyota ahead of its WEC entry in 2012, explained that he wanted to "relax and think about it" in the weeks between Le Mans and the resumption of the WEC at the Nurburgring at the end of August.

"I haven't made up my mind about my future," said Wurz, whose contract with Toyota expires at the end of this season.

"At the moment I cannot imagine a life without racing sportscars, but I have to wait and see what happens at Le Mans and at Toyota Motorsport".

Reigning WEC champion Toyota yesterday after admitting it had been leapfrogged by Porsche and Audi for this season.

Wurz became the winner youngest Le Mans winner in his debut assault on the big race with the Joest Porsche team in 1996 and also won with Peugeot in 2009.

He missed out on the chance to become only the third driver after Yannick Dalmas and Le Mans legend Jacky Ickx to win the 24 Hours at the wheel of three or more different makes of car when an freak electrical failure put his Toyota out of last year's race.

"I do not think that our chances to win Le Mans this year are as good as they were last year," said Wurz.

"We were in the lead and controlling the race for many hours; then an electric failure cost us dearly."

Wurz's other interests include his presidency of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, consultancy roles with Williams and the FIA, and Formula 1 commentary for Austrian TV.

He also runs a driver training company with father Franz, a former European Rallycross champion.

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