Posted on June 14, 2012

Up-and-coming racing drivers are to benefit from the experience and insight of Jenson Button and Alex Wurz after the pair became the first Formula 1 drivers to sign up to an online coaching website. The SAFEisFAST website, run by the American Road Racing Drivers Club, launched the ground-breaking online initiative earlier this year and signed up a host of American racing stars including Dario Franchitti to provide expert advice to aspiring drivers, who were given the opportunity to submit questions to the famous racing names. The scheme, which is funded via a grant from the FIA Institute, provides advice on More…

Posted on February 20, 2012

An interesting move today was made by Williams, which is going into the season with Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna as its drivers. The pair have just 45 Grands Prix starts between them and Williams clearly feels that it will be advantageous to have an experienced head like Wurz in the garage, as a driver mentor. The Austrian, who runs his own driver coaching business called Test & Training International, masterminds the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy, now in its second year. Wurz, who took three podiums in his 69 race F1 career, will attend the races this season More…

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