Alexander Wurz joins Chinese GP stewards

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Those of you keeping tabs on which drivers have appeared as advisers to the stewards this year can add Alexander Wurz to the list.

Of the four drivers to have taken the role so far this year Wurz has the most recent F1 racing experience having competed as recently as 2007, when he was Nico Rosberg’s team mate at Williams.

At Sepang two weeks ago we saw the first significant ruling on driver conduct this year when Lewis Hamilton was shown the black-and-white flag for weaving in front of Vitaly Petrov.

Interestingly the driver who was on the panel for that race, Johnny Herbert, later said it was race director Charlie Whiting who made the call to give Hamilton a warning rather than a penalty.

Wurz joins Alain Prost (Bahrain), Tom Kristensen (Australia) and Herbert (Malaysia) as the fourth ‘celebrity guest’ on the stewards’ panel this year.

The other three stewards officiating this weekend are Paul Gutjahr, president of the Swiss motor sport body, Enzo Spano, a Venezuelan member of the World Motor Sports Council, and Heping Wan, vice-president of the Chinese motor sport federation.

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