MARCH 4, 2021
Jack Aitken to continue as Williams reserve
Williams Racing has announced that Jack Aitken will continue as Williams reserve driver for the upcoming season.
Aitken made his Formula One debut with Williams last season, standing in for George Russell at the Sakhir GP.
He will continue to do simulator work for the team, and will run in an FP1 session later in the season.
Aitken said, "After providing me with one of the most special moments of my career to date last year, I am absolutely delighted to continue with Williams in the position of Reserve Driver. In my short time at Grove I have already found many friends, and a deep desire for success as a team. The professionalism and work ethic of everyone here is something that makes me wear my kit with pride, and having had a taste of racing in last year’s Sakhir Grand Prix, I am fully intent on providing as much support as possible while continuing my development as a race driver. I will complement this role with other programmes, to be announced shortly, which will aid me in this goal and provide opportunities to expand my skills even further."
Team principal Simon Roberts said, "We are pleased to retain Jack for the 2021 season. He is a great talent and quickly became a much-liked member of the team. He really impressed us with his performance at the Sakhir Grand Prix last year in Bahrain, stepping up to the challenge at short notice to put in a strong performance over the course of the weekend. Jack is a talented individual that works incredibly hard, and we look forward to seeing him contribute to the team once again this season."