Robert Kubica and Oliver Rowland To Test For Williams Martini Racing in Hungary
Earlier today, Williams Martini Racing announced that they have chosen Robert Kubica and Oliver Rowland to test for the team at next months, in-season test in Hungary and below, you can read the full press release along with an interview from Oliver Rowland.
Williams Martini Racing is pleased to confirm the team’s Official Young Driver, Oliver Rowland, will drive at next month’s in-season test in Hungary, alongside Williams’ Reserve & Development Driver, Robert Kubica.
Oliver tested with the team for the first time earlier this year when he drove the FW41 on Day 1 of the Barcelona in-season test, before handing over to Robert on Day 2.
Oliver will drive on Day 1 of the two-day test at the Hungaroring, which immediately follows July’s Hungarian Grand Prix on 31 July – 1 August, before Robert takes over on Day 2.
Oliver Rowland: “it’s another step in the right direction of achieving my goal of being in F1. Everything went very well at the last test in Barcelona and it’s nice to know that they’re going to give me another chance and have trust in me.”
“I’m aware that you don’t get many opportunities to show your talent in F1. It’s a pretty exclusive club so I tried to do a good job. The test went well and I tried to be mature about my approach. Feedback and consistency was the aim rather than worrying about lap times straight away but we got the times pretty quickly.”
“We just need a little bit of work at the moment to get the team’s performance back to where it should be, so, rather than trying to be a hero – it was important to give the engineers exactly what they wanted.”
“I’m just so delighted to have the opportunity again, it was a dream come try for me in Barcelona and I would like to thank Williams Martini Racing any my team at Blackcastle Sport for hiving me this second chance. I will continue to do my very best to help push our performance in the right direction.”