Roy Nissany continues official test driver role with Williams Racing

Williams Racing, partnered by Acronis, has confirmed that Roy Nissany will continue his role as official test driver for the team in 2021.

This time last year the team announced that the Israeli born driver would fulfil the role and he participated in three Free Practice outings, at the Spanish, Italian and Bahrain Grands Prix as well as giving valuable feedback in the Abu Dhabi post-season test.

“I am truly honoured to continue being part of Williams,” commented Nissany. “Since we started, we have made 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.”

As was the case during the 2020 season, the 26-year-old will take part in three FP1 sessions across the season inn addition to his important simulator programme duties back at the Grove base and being fully immersed within the team both at the factory and trackside.

Roy Nissany (ISR) Williams Racing FW43 Test Driver.
Formula One Testing, Tuesday 15th December 2020. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

“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,” added Simon Roberts, Team Principal. “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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