As part of his role as test driver for Williams, Roy Nissany had the opportunity to drive for the whole day in the first day of the pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit. NIssany would end the day ahead of both Haas drivers and the Mercedes of Valterri Bottas – who only was able to compete a limited number of laps, due to having reliability issues with the car.
Nissany believes that him and the team had a strong first day in testing even in testing conditions with sandstorms that interrupted all of the teams programs throughout the day.
“I think it was a strong first day even with the poor conditions where we experienced a lot of sand and dust in the air.”
The French-Israeli driver felt that him and his engineers managed to get the most out of the package available to him and that the team had been impressed with his performance over the day.
“We got the most out of the car and I am happy with my performance, and I think the engineers were as well.”
Nissany and the team managed to get through the program that they set out to complete earlier on in the day, feeling that the day as a whole has been very productive. Perhaps most importantly, the French-Israeli driver had fun whilst he was driving the FW43B.
Fans of Williams do not have to wait long to see the FW43B out on track with Nicholas Latifi being the man at the helm for the whole of the second day of pre-season testing.