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Williams retain Ticktum as development driver

Williams retain Ticktum as development driver

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Williams retain Ticktum as development driver

Williams retain Ticktum as development driver

Williams has confirmed it has retained Dan Ticktum as development driver for this season.

Ticktum joined the team last year and impressed with his performance, notably via a busy simulator programme to aid with car development.

The team has confirmed the 21-year-old will continue to build on his simulator work, while also being with the team trackside where possible and at the factory.

Ticktum, who will again compete in F2 this year with Carlin after finishing 11th last season with a win and two other podiums to his name, said: “I am very happy to be continuing my partnership with Williams as development driver.

"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.”

Williams team principal Simon Roberts has described Ticktum as "a very exciting young driver with plenty of talent".

He added: "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.”

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