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The Lesser Known… Alexander Wurz 06 Mar 2007

Alex Wurz (AUT) Williams FW28 Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, European Grand Prix, Practice Day, Nurburgring, Germany, 5 May 2006 Alex Wurz (AUT) Williams test driver. Formula One Testing, Valencia, Spain, 31 January - 3 February 2006. World © Capilitan/Sutton Alex Wurz (AUT) Williams Third Driver. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, 8 September 2006. World © Sutton Alex Wurz (AUT) Williams Third Driver. Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, 16 March 2006. World © Capilitan/Sutton

We catch up with Williams race driver Alexander Wurz to discover a few of the Austrian’s ‘favourite things’ - Pedro de la Rosa’s acting skills and head banging on the way to school with his son included…

Q: What's in your garage at home?
A:
Two vans (one big, one small), my wife Julia's car, a Ford 34 hot rod, Dodge Charger 72 muscle car, 52 Mercury led sled (custom made), two Motocross bikes, two trial bikes, seven bicycles, kite surfing equipment, climbing stuff, skis, some rubbish, some helmets and a few other bits. Of course the kids start to take up some space with their stuff as well...

Q: What's the most unusual request you've had from a fan?
A:
To send my tooth brush! Which I did not!

Q: Tell us something we don't know about you?
A:
I have three fillings in my teeth.

Q: Your most prized possession?
A:
My family - Julia, Felix and Charlie.

Q: Your favorite song for karaoke?
A:
None really, sorry!

Q: Your most embarrassing moment?
A:
(My) first time - was gone in 20 seconds…

Q: When you're at home, what do you listen to when driving?
A:
When I bring my son to school he insists on us listening to semi-hard stuff, like White Stripes, or Foo Fighters and on maximum volume. So that's what we do. He is happy and me too.

Q: Best part of being a Formula One driver - apart from the driving?
A:
Observing every step and move of the real king of Spain, Pedro de la Rosa. He is the greatest actor in the paddock.

Q: What would you be if you weren’t a racing driver?
A:
Cyclist or alpinist.

Q: Person you most admire?
A:
George Bush - because he beats Pedro de la Rosa in acting and the fact that he keeps a straight face when doing everything so badly.

Q: Do you have any bad habits?
A:
Any? A few, of course.

Q: Last good deed you did?
A:
Served my wife breakfast in bed this morning - that always goes down well and gets some credit.