Jack Aitken to drive for Williams in Abu Dhabi FP1 – four months after horror Spa crash

Jack Aitken (GBR) / (KOR) Williams Racing.
Sakhir Grand Prix, Saturday 5th December 2020. Sakhir,

Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken will return to the Williams cockpit in Abu Dhabi – almost a year after his Grand Prix debut at Sakhir – just over four months after his sports car crash at Spa-Francorchamps, which left him hospitalised.

The 26-year-old Briton crashed a Lamborghini GT3 in a multi-car shunt in this year's Spa 24 Hours, suffering vertebra and collarbone fractures. Now he'll return to an F1 cockpit for FP1 in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that ends the season.

Aitken made his practice debut for Williams in the 2020 Styrian GP and was drafted into the race seat for last December's 2020 Sakhir GP – when Lewis Hamilton contracted Covid-19 – for his Grand Prix debut, where he finished 16th.

He will take the wheel of the FW43B once again, this December, as he confirmed this morning.

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