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Williams signs Ticktum in development role for 2020 F1 season

The British racer gets another chance to be in F1.

1y ago

Daniel Ticktum has been named as the new ROKiT Williams Racing development driver for the 2020 F1 season.

Former Red Bull junior Ticktum gets another chance to be associated with a F1 team as he joins Williams in a development role for the 2020 season. He will fully immerse himself with the team, both trackside and also at the factory at Grove.

As part of his work, Ticktum will undertake simulator sessions - which has become a key part in current F1. He will attend two grand prix as well, which should be outside the FIA Formula 2 Championship calendar, where he will be racing for DAMS.

On the announcement, the two-time Macau GP winner, Ticktum stated: "It is a privilege to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy, especially given Williams’ incredible heritage in our sport. The time in the simulator and experience working with the team will prove invaluable for my development.

"Being fully integrated into the operations will be a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to assisting wherever I can." At the same time, deputy team principal, Claire Williams, commented: "I am delighted that Dan, another exciting young British talent, has joined the Williams Racing Driver Academy.

"His ability behind the wheel has been demonstrated with back-to-back successes at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in 2017 and 2018. Dan’s technical expertise will prove invaluable to the team and we are looking forward to helping him grow and develop in 2020."

Ticktum is the new addition to Williams after the team promoted Nicholas Latifi to a driving role for the 2020 F1 season. He joins Jamie Chadwick to have a junior role as Roy Nissany is looking for a similar programme after testing the car in Abu Dhabi.

[Image courtesy: Williams] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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Comments (18)

  • Why?? He's just a brat who can't take being beaten fair and square and couldn't hack it in Super Formula. So now Williams had one young driver, one rookie and this brat as a development driver?? Even God can't save them!

      1 year ago
  • He who has the deepest pockets

      1 year ago
  • Quite possibly the worst F1 signing since time began.. sure, he can be quick, but when he complains, he goes on forever..

    Asian F3 winter series, when he said everything was crap because he was being beaten.. or Silverstone 2015, when he overtook everyone under safety car just to crash into someone on purpose... Williams is better than this, they shouldn't stand for it..

      1 year ago
  • Ticktum have a talent but he need to clear his mind . Last year in the Formula 3 Asia Winter Series he critcs everything when somebody faster then him . His know how showed when hi make testing the new Dallara EF320 car for the Italian chassis supporter .

      1 year ago
    • Not to mention Silverstone 2015

        1 year ago
    • I forgot this .

      But the Redbull retain him in the Junior Programe & make a wrong decision (My opininon) .

      They end a partnership with better drivers than Ticktum , talents who's have a true chance to drive in a F1 . I think it to Alex Lynn ,...

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        1 year ago
  • True. But not exactly setting the world on fire in a good way.

      1 year ago
    • Results wise, yeah. But I don't think sending to Japan was a good choice because it is not easy for anyone from Europe to head there and perform straightaway. I think Red Bull mixes up so much that they put the drivers under immense pressure.

        1 year ago