Williams Martini Racing‘s young driver Oliver Rowland will be back behind the wheel of an F1 car on Tuesday when he takes part in the official Formula One test in Hungary.
Rowland took part in his first ever F1 test back in May where he set 121 laps behind the wheel of the FW41 after the Barcelona Spanish Grand Prix. The Yorkshireman impressed Williams enough to be given another chance in the car and Rowland is keen to capitalise on his opportunity. Speaking ahead of his second test, he said: ” My first test in Barcelona was an eye opening and interesting experience from my side but one I really enjoyed.
“I tried to give the team as much feedback as possible and I think I did a good job for them and achieved that.
I’m looking to continue my good work from Barcelona and bring it into this test and make more of an impression on the team. I can’t wait to get back in the car and show what I can do”
“It’s been a tough season but hopefully with improvements the team can push on in the remaining races and get some more points on the board”
The 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 champion spent the last two seasons as Renault’s development driver but switched to a Williams role after failing to land an F1 race seat for ’18.
“I’m really happy how this year has gone so far, I’ve progressed and that’s important. Williams have given me an opportunity and I want to repay them by working hard and delivering positive data back to the team.
“The end goal is a seat in F1, it’s always been my ambition since I was younger. Hard work and determination is key but there are only 20 seats in Formula One and every driver in the world wants to be racing in it.
“There is always going to be political factors in getting a seat, that’s the nature of the sport. I just concentrate on working as hard as I possibly can for Williams and let other people do the rest.”