Nissany extends his contract with Williams

19-01-2021 12:10 | Updated: 19-01-2021 15:43
by GPblog.com
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Nissany extends his contract with Williams

Roy Nissany was appointed official test driver at Williams in early 2020 and via press release, the team announced on Tuesday that they have extended the contract. With that, Nissany continues his role as a test driver at Williams in 2021 and with an unchanged composition in the lineup, it remains identical at the team in terms of drivers. Indeed, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi together form the driver duo in 2021, just as they did last year.

Multiple appearances

Nissany appeared in action three times in 2020 and that was during free practice. This was before the Spanish, Italian and Bahrain Grands Prix. He also stepped into the car at the post-season test while competing in the Formula 2 championship during the year.

In 2021, Nissany will once again get behind the wheel three times in the first free practice sessions, although it is not yet known at which Grands Prix. Nissany will also be in action on one of the days during the winter test and will take on a more extensive simulation program, which he will carry out at Williams' home base in Grove.

Nissany: "I am truly honoured to continue being part of Williams. Since we started, we have made a huge progress across many areas - on top of the great FP1's, we had a lot of productive work behind the scenes."

"While dedicating as much as I can to the team, I enhanced my skills and my capabilities as a driver. I am very keen to continue this form in 2021," said the test driver. Team boss Simon Roberts also had something to say about once again appointing Nissany as a test driver.

Roberts: "I am pleased that Roy will continue as the team's Official Test Driver into 2021, building on the good work we started last year. As a team, we were very happy with the contributions Roy made both through his work on-track and in the simulator at Grove, which all aided the lap time gains we were able to make with the FW43. We also enjoyed seeing Roy grow as a driver, and we have no doubt that he will continue to go from strength-to-strength this year."

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