Williams will run Robert Kubica, Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll in next week’s test at he Yas Marina circuit, the team has confirmed.
The team is yet to confirm who will be Stroll’s team mate for the 2018 F1 season.
Kubica will drive on the Tuesday morning of the two-day test and return to the cockpit on Wednesday afternoon. Sirotkin, a test driver for Renault who has not driven for Williams before, will drive on Wednesday morning and part of the afternoon. Stroll will drive on Tuesday afternoon.
“The test is aimed at evaluating 2018 candidate tyres on behalf of the Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli,” said the team in a statement.
“Williams is excited to have this opportunity to assess the new tyres across such an interesting range of drivers: Lance, as confirmed race driver for 2018, Robert with his huge experience, and Sergey as a very promising young talent in Formula One.”
Sirotkin’s last full season of competition was in GP2 (now Formula Two) last year. He finished third behind Pierre Gasly and Antonio Giovinazzi. He has previously been a test driver for Sauber.
2017 F1 season
- Stripping Verstappen of 2017 US podium was “one of the toughest decisions” – steward
- Sepang pays Haas compensation for Grosjean’s 2017 crash
- Williams revenues rose in 2017 after Bottas deal with Mercedes
- New kerbs at COTA in response to Verstappen’s corner-cutting
- Australian Grand Prix cost government £56 million last year