Williams test driver Roy Nissany is hoping for a busier 2020 season after sitting out this year due to injury.
Speaking after driving two half-days in the FW42 at Yas Marina, Nissany admitted his call-up by the team had come as a surprise.
“It was an opportunity which came earlier this year after an injury that I had during 2019,” he said. “[That] was the reason I didn’t race a Formula 2.” Nissany raced for Campos in 2018.
“My management could get us the right support and got the connection to Williams, [which] allowed me this huge opportunity, and it was a great experience. I hope it will open my door into the Formula 1 world.”
Nissany said his management team is “working hard” on a possible role with Williams next year. However, he is also looking to return to racing. “The aim is also to race in Formula 2. So I will do three days of testing as well.” However, Nissany is not due to take part in the first day of F2 testing at Yas Marina tomorrow.
He said he was able to quickly get up to speed on his first test in an F1 car.
“It took me yesterday something like three, four to five laps to be confident, to start pushing, to have the right late braking points, flat corners in the right speed,” said Nissany.
“Surprisingly, it was quite early, very early. I was happy with that. And we are already there, already in the right speed, in the right place.”
by Keith Collantine and Dieter Rencken 04/12/2019 at racefans.net