Motorsport Week  |    |   0  |  25 July 2017

Williams confirms Luca Ghiotto for Hungary F1 test

Williams has confirmed that it will hand an F1 test debut to F2 racer Luca Ghiotto during next week's running at the Hungaroring.

Formula 1 will stay on in Hungary for two days of in-season running, and Ghiotto will get behind the wheel of the FW40 at the test, with Felipe Massa also in action for the team.

Ghiotto finished runner-up to Esteban Ocon in GP3 in 2015 and holds fifth place in the F2 standings.

"A big thanks to Williams for this opportunity," said Ghiotto.

"I think the first F1 test for any driver is a special moment, and to do it with such an historic team is even better so I’m really excited.

"Of course, I also need to focus on the F2 weekend beforehand, but I’m really looking forward to the test and I really hope it goes well."

Claire Williams, the squad's Deputy Team Principal, added: "This will be Luca's first opportunity of a Formula 1 outing.

"Our team has a strong track record for developing young talent, and we always enjoy seeing young drivers getting opportunities to demonstrate their ability. I look forward to seeing how he performs in the car next month."

Leave a comment...