Alongside his commitments with Carlin in FIA Formula 2, British racer Daniel Ticktum will continue as a Development Driver for Williams Racing in 2021.
The former Red Bull Junior Team driver joined up with Williams ahead of the 2020 season and will continue in his role for a second season. He joins Jack Aitken, Roy Nissany and Jamie Chadwick in the team of junior drivers at the Grove-based team.
Ticktum is hopeful of having more time trackside with the team this year after finding it difficult to do so last year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I am very happy to be continuing my partnership with Williams as Development Driver,” said Ticktum, who is twice a winner of the Macau Grand Prix. “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, the Team Principal at Williams, says Ticktum is an ‘exciting young driver with plenty of talent’, and he hopes the twenty-one-year-old can step up and develop further this season.
“It’s great to be continuing our working with Dan in his role as Development Driver for Williams Racing,” said Roberts. “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.”