Ticktum to continue as Williams Racing development driver

Dan Ticktum will continue in his role as development driver for the Williams Racing team in 2021, the team has announced.

The 21-year-old joined the Grove-based outfit last year during an impressive rookie FIA Formula 2 campaign that saw him bag three podiums and a race victory. Ticktum will once again bid to challenge for F2 glory in 2021 whilst conducting a busy simulator programme for Williams as well as being immersed with the team trackside where possible and at the factory.

“I am very happy to be continuing my partnership with Williams as Development Driver,” said Ticktum. “It will be fun to get more time trackside this year as last year was quite difficult, so it will be nice to get more involved with the team at the track. I am looking forward to continuing my support in the sim, and I am very focused for this year. I still have a lot of work to do as my season hasn’t started but I am privileged and very happy as always to be representing Williams.”

In continuing his relationship with Williams, Ticktum again joins fellow Brits Jack Aitken and W Series champion Jamie Chadwick in what is a strong driver squad backing up first team regulars George Russell and Nicholas Latifi.

“It’s great to be continuing our working with Dan in his role as Development Driver for Williams Racing,” added Simon Roberts, Team Principal of Williams Racing. “He is a very exciting young driver with plenty of talent, which is evidenced by his back-to-back successes in Macau along with his impressive rookie season in F2 last year.

“We got to see first-hand his skills in the simulator and Dan played an important role in helping with car development, along with becoming a well-respected member of the team. We look forward to watching him grow and develop in 2021.”

Fraser Masefield

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