Roy Nissany joins Williams for testing in Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

Williams will field Israeli racing driver Roy Nissany as part of its driver line-up for this weekend’s testing at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.

Following Sunday’s Grand Prix at Yas Marina, the F1 teams have all stayed in Abu Dhabi for a few days as Pirelli will carry out two days of tyre testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. This test is open for all the teams, and is aimed at finalising the 2020 tyre compounds.

Williams have confirmed their testing line-up will include Roy Nissany, the 25 year old son of Chanoch Nissany. He hasn’t raced in 2019, having last taken part in the 2018 Formula 2 championship with Campos Racing. His best result in 2018 was a P10 finish in the Belgian feature race.

Nissany will test alongside George Russell and newly confirmed 2020 race driver Nicholas Latifi.

Roy Nissany commented: “I am excited to drive for ROKiT Williams Racing in the 2019 Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test. It is great experience to build my on-track experience in a current Formula One car, and I hope that I can impress the team whilst doing so.”

“Driving for Williams is already an honour, and I’m excited that we can do big things. I hope I can use my knowledge and experience to give a different perspective about feedback on the car and engineering feedback and knowledge.”

“Working for a team like Williams…it gives me goosebumps.”

  • Tuesday: Russell (AM) / Nissany (PM)
  • Wednesday: Nissany (AM) / Latifi (PM)

Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo have confirmed Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will test the C38 on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, while Renault will run their 2020 race driver Esteban Ocon for both days.

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