Alexander Wurz turns down Manor F1 offer for role as team principal

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Alexander Wurz has turned down the opportunity to become Manor F1’s team principal, according to reports.

The former F1 driver was approached by owner Stephen Fitzpatrick about the role following the announcement that team boss John Booth and sporting director Graeme Lowdon will depart Manor after this season.

Wurz recently announced his retirement from racing, a career that will end after this weekend’s World Endurance Championship round in Bahrain.

“After a period of consideration, I have informed Stephen Fitzpatrick that I have taken the decision not to make myself available to Manor,” Wurz told BBC Sport.

Former McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan has recently been signed by Manor, taking on the role of its new racing director.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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