F1 | Roy Nissany earns another free practice outing in Bahrain
Roy Nissany will take part in another free practice session during the Bahrain Grand Prix next week and will join Jack Aitken in post-season testing in Abu Dhabi.
Before the start of the 2020 F1 season, Roy Nissany, Williams Formula 1 tester, had already participated in free practice sessions in Spain and Italy.
Nissany will participate in a free practice session at the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix next week and his final post-season rookie test run will take place in Abu Dhabi.
Some Formula 1 teams, including McLaren, have already announced they will not take part in the test session in Abu Dhabi while Williams will give both of its drivers the opportunity to lap during testing.
This will be the last chance for F1 teams to run on the circuit before the start of the 2021 pre-season tests.
To race in practice, Roy Nissany and Jack Aitken satisfied the established criteria as they both took part in at least two Grands Prix.
Both young drivers are enthusiastic about the opportunity given to them to race once again aboard the Williams before the end of 2020.
Jack Aitken's words about it: "Of course I'm delighted to be able to step back into the FW43 in Abu Dhabi. After my FP1 outing with the team earlier in the year, I'll be looking to build upon my experience with the team and get some ever-welcome laps under my belt.
"Although we won't be able to test too much with the way the programme is set, there are always things to learn, and it will be a great way to finish the season."
"The Abu Dhabi test is another great opportunity for me to develop my connection with the car. In contrast to an FP1, the test gives us much more time and miles to fine tune and synergise the car and my driving." Nissany added.
In addition, the tests now reserved for rookies were previously tyre-focused tests, where the Formula 1 teams had the opportunity to test the new compounds proposed for the first time.
The change that provides for the participation of only young drivers has sparked discussions in the F1 environment also because of Renault which insisted on obtaining the permission that will allow Fernando Alonso to take part in the test and obviously there was no lack of opposition from rival teams.
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