After announcing he would be leaving his role at Renault yesterday, Jack Aitken was today confirmed as the reserve driver at ROKiT Williams Racing for the 2020 season.
The 24-year-old finished 2nd in the GP3 Championship in 2017 and has scored four wins in his two seasons in Formula 2 across 2018 and 2019. He finished 5th in the standings last year after coming 11th in his maiden season in the series.
“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.”
Oh, you guys been waiting? My bad. 2020 @WilliamsRacing F1 Reserve Driver. 🚀 I’m hugely excited, because they want to be back to their very best, have some stellar people making it happen, and I’m going to be doing all I can to contribute as well. Let’s go. #YOTUS 😉 pic.twitter.com/jOkVzYipid— Jack Aitken - 한세용 (@JaitkenRacer) February 4, 2020
“It is obvious from what Jack has achieved so far he is a young driver with a great career ahead of him 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.”