Williams retains reserve driver for 2021 who made his debut in 2020

04-03-2021 10:27 | Updated: 04-03-2021 11:43
by GPblog.com
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Williams retains reserve driver for 2021 who made his debut in 2020

Jack Aitken will remain active as Williams' reserve driver in 2021. The Brit, who replaced George Russell at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, will also hope for another chance in Formula One in 2021.

Aitken remains involved with Williams

The reserve driver has not been of much interest in Formula 1 for many years because there is hardly any room for this type of driver to test. However, with the coronavirus nowadays, there is always a chance that a driver could drop out, and so every team opts for a reserve driver. Williams is sticking with Aitken in 2021, who could already make his debut in 2020.

''After providing me with one of the most special moments of my career to date last year, I am absolutely delighted to continue with Williams in the position of Reserve Driver. In my short time at Grove I have already found many friends and a deep desire for success as a team,'' said Aitken in the press release.

Opportunity at Williams

''The professionalism and work ethic of everyone here is something that makes me wear my kit with pride, and having had a taste of racing in last year's Sakhir Grand Prix, I am fully intent on providing as much support as possible while continuing my development as a race driver. I will complement this role with other programmes, to be announced shortly, which will aid me in this goal and provide opportunities to expand my skills even further..''

The Williams team boss is also pleased with this news. ''We are pleased to retain Jack for the 2021 season. He is a great talent and quickly became a much-liked member of the team. He really impressed us with his performance at the Sakhir Grand Prix last year in Bahrain, stepping up to the challenge at short notice to put in a strong performance over the course of the weekend. Jack is a talented individual that works incredibly hard, and we look forward to seeing him contribute to the team once again this season," concluded Simon Roberts.

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