1998 Alex Wurz Signed Race Used Mild Seven Benetton F1 Suit
Sparco race suit worn by Austrian racer Alex Wurz during the 1998 Formula 1 season while he was driving for the Mild Seven Benetton Playlife team.
Wurz was given a full-time race seat for the 1998 season with Benetton and spent three more seasons at the team, partnered each year by Giancarlo Fisichella. In 1998, he outscored Fisichella by one point to finish joint 7th in the Driver’s Championship together with Heinz-Harald Frentzen. At the 1998 Monaco Grand Prix, he was running second ahead of Michael Schumacher for a brief period, but his hopes of a podium finish were ruined when Schumacher collided with him when he tried to him pass at Loews hairpin. The collision broke his suspension, causing him to spin off and crash at the Nouvelle Chicane exiting the tunnel.
He competed in Formula One from 1997 until 2007, and is also a two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The suit comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.