Williams announces Jack Aitken as reserve team driver

The ROKiT Williams Racing team, partnered by Acronis, has announced that FIA Formula 2 race winner Jack Aitken will be the team’s Official Reserve Driver for the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Aitken won three races for Campos Racing during an impressive 2019 campaign that saw him finish fifth in the drivers’ standings. Also a double Formula Renault champion, Aitken was runner up in GP3 in 2017 and was also the Renault F1 Team’s test and reserve driver over the past two seasons.

His new role will see him attend every grand prix of the season with the Williams team, and he will be on standby should the situation arise where either George Russell or Nicholas Lafiti be unable to participate. In addition, Aitken, along with fellow Williams development driver Dan Ticktum and Jamie Chadwick, will undertake important work in the team’s simulator and he will also take part in a Friday FP1 session.

“It is a great honour to join ROKiT Williams Racing as their Reserve Driver for the 2020 season. Williams is a team with strong heritage, and continued longevity, and I’m looking forward to directly contributing to their development through my simulator and testing work.

“It is obvious from what Jack has achieved so far he is a young driver with a great career ahead of him,” said Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, “and we believe he has the right credentials to reach the top in the sport. Jack has proved his ability in FIA Formula 2 and GP3 and we look forward to seeing what he can achieve as the team’s Official Reserve Driver.”

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