Asmer gets an official role at Williams

Estonia's Marko Asmer has been confirmed as a Williams test driver. The 19-year-old has already tested for the team on several occasions this year.

Asmer is currently competing in the British Formula Ford Championship and has shown very well in his frrst season of open-wheeler competition.

The deal is believed to be for several seasons with Williams having the option whether to use Asmer.

Juan Pablo Montoya had a similar arrangement with the team, which dates back to his Formula 3000 days.

The announcement of Asmer is bad news for Antonio Pizzonia, who had aspirations of returning to his former role as a Williams test driver.

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