Former Renault junior driver Jack Aitken has joined Williams as their official reserve for the 2020 F1 season.George Russell or Nicholas Latifi.
“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,” said Aitken.
Aitken joins Williams’ growing roster of young talents including official test driver Roy Nissany, who will make three practice session appearances this year, and development drivers Dan Ticktum, formerly of Red Bull’s Junior Team, and Jamie Chadwick.
“It is obvious from what Jack has achieved so far he is a young driver with a great career ahead of him,” said deputy team principal Claire Williams, “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.”
Aitken finished fifth in Formula 2 last year, scoring three victories, and won two Formula Renault 2.0 titles in 2015.
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