Nissany set for second FP1 appearance of season with Williams at Monza
Williams reserve driver Roy Nissany will be unleashed in their FW43 for the second time this season in Monza, as the Trident racer straps in for Free Practice 1 at the Italian Grand Prix.
The 25-year-old will once again take over George Russell’s car for the session, which will carry the Israel Start-Up Nation logo on the front wing end plate.
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Williams say that the Israeli will be “concentrating on rear-wing performance as well as looking at some development items,” after impressive the team in FP1 in Barcelona.
“After the great session in Barcelona I am really looking forward to driving at Monza,” said Nissany. “This legendary track is one of my favourites, as it is where I had my first single-seater win.
“I’m sure it will be emotional, but as always, I will switch on my robot mode to ensure I will be fully focused on completing my job for the team.
“This FP1 session, I will have more experience, greater confidence and I feel even better than before, ahead of jumping in the car.
“Of course, we will do more preparations in the simulator at the factory this week following Spa. I am keen to get in the car and release that clutch lever.”
The Trident racer will take part on the back of his best F2 finish, after he took eighth place in the Feature Race in Belgium.
FP1 will begin at 1100 and finish at 1230, giving Nissany just under half an hour to swap the FW43 for his Trident machine in time for F2 Free Practice at 1255.
As well as Nissany, Williams also have Jack Aitken, Dan Ticktum and Jamie Chadwick on their young driver programme.