Alex Wurz is set to be announced as the lead driver for Toyota's return to Le Mans in 2012. The Austrian will be revealed as one of the lineup for the Japanese manufacturer's new LMP1 project on Monday morning.
Wurz has been part of Peugeot's LMP1 program since leaving Formula 1 at the end of the 2007 season, including victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2009, 13 years after his previous triumph in the race as a rookie in the Joest Porsche. He also contested 69 grands prix with the Benetton, McLaren and Williams teams, in a spread-out racing career that saw him spend a long period as McLaren's test and reserve driver.
Toyota's 2012 LMP1 project will be its first top-line sports car program since it ran its GT-One at Le Mans in 1998 and '99, taking second place in the latter event.