Williams Racing confirmed today that they’ve retained Dan Ticktum as their development driver for 2021.
The British driver will be racing in the highly competitive FIA Formula 2 Championship for a second consecutive season; he’ll be driving for Carlin in 2021 after a win with DAMS last year. He finished 11th in the standings.
Ticktum is also a two-time winner of the Macau Grand Prix as he went back-to-back in 2017 and 2018. He finished runner-up to Mick Schumacher in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2018, too.
Williams wrote that ‘’the 21-year-old joined the Grove-based outfit last year, impressing as he took on a busy simulator programme to aid with car development. Dan will continue to build on the work he has done in this area in 2021, as well as being immersed with the team trackside where possible and at the factory.’’
Dan Ticktum: “I am very happy to be continuing my partnership with Williams as Development Driver. It will be fun to get more time trackside this year as last year was quite difficult, so it will be nice to get more involved with the team at the track. I am looking forward to continuing my support in the sim, and I am very focused for this year. I still have a lot of work to do as my season hasn’t started but I am privileged and very happy as always to be representing Williams.”
Simon Roberts, Team Principal of Williams Racing added: “It’s great to be continuing our working with Dan in his role as Development Driver for Williams Racing. He is a very exciting young driver with plenty of talent, which is evidenced by his back-to-back successes in Macau along with his impressive rookie season in F2 last year. We got to see first-hand his skills in the simulator and Dan played an important role in helping with car development, along with becoming a well-respected member of the team. We look forward to watching him grow and develop in 2021.”