Active in Formula One championships from 1997 until 2007, this race car driver won the 24 Hours of Le Mans event in both 1996 and 2009.
When he was only twelve years old, he won the 1986 BMX World Championship.
After ending his racing career, he founded a driver safety training business called Test and Training International.
Born in Waidhofen an der Thaya, Lower Austria, he is the son of multi-European Rallycross champion Franz Wurz. His marriage to Julia Wurz resulted in sons named Oscar, Felix, and Charlie.
He is a contemporary of fellow Austrian race car driver Toto Wolff.