Wurz in the wars

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

David Coulthard’s recent remark on the issue of safety at test sessions has been given greater resonance by a massive accident Alex Wurz suffered in testing at the Paul Ricard facility today. A suspected suspension failure threw his McLaren into a barrier at around 280kph (180 mph). The car was reportedly broken into several pieces and the damage to the barrier so severe the teams had to use a shorter loop of the High Tech Test Track for the rest of the day.