Williams confirm Ghiotto for Hungarian test


Luca Ghiotto adds his name to the list of drivers making their F1 debut in Hungary next week having been confirmed by Williams for the post-race test.

The 22-year-old, who is currently fifth in the Formula 2 Championship, will split the driving duties with Felipe Massa.

“A big thanks to Williams for this opportunity,” said the Italian.

“I think the first F1 test for any driver is a special moment, and to do it with such an historic team is even better so I’m really excited.

“Of course, I also need to focus on the F2 weekend beforehand, but I’m really looking forward to the test and I really hope it goes well.”

Runner-up in the 2015 GP3 series, Ghiotto broke the record for the number of pole positions and fastest laps in a season.

This season he has finished all but one Formula 2 race inside the top ten, including three podiums.

Claire Williams, deputy team boss, added: “This will be Luca’s first opportunity of a Formula One outing.

“Our team has a strong track record for developing young talent, and we always enjoy seeing young drivers getting opportunities to demonstrate their ability. I look forward to seeing how he performs in the car next month.”