Lance Stroll believes Williams will benefit greatly from having Robert Kubica on board, especially when he does practice runs on grand prix Fridays.
Kubica has joined Williams as their reserve driver for the 2018 season.
As part of his deal the Pole will get behind the wheel of FW41 in testing as well as three FP1 sessions; Spain, Austria and Abu Dhabi.
“It’s great for us and great for the team,” Stroll told F1i.com.
“Robert has a tremendous amount of experience in Formula 1 and can really help us go in the right direction with correlation between the simulator and the car.
“Doing a couple of FP1s, I really believe it can help.
“The fact that he’s driven so many great F1 cars, he’s competed with some really good teams, he can give us some good knowledge, it will definitely help us because it’s going to be a very competitive year.”