Maldonado and Stoneman to test Williams
25 October, 2010
Oct.25 (Grand Prix 247) Williams F1 today announced that the team will run Pastor Maldonado and Dean Stoneman during the young driver test days in Abu Dhabi on 16 and 17 November 2010.
Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado recently took championship honours in the 2010 GP2 series, while Briton’s Dean Stoneman took title honours in this year’s FIA Formula Two Championship.
The team also confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will remain as the team’s test driver in 2011.
Frank Williams, Team Principal of the AT&T Williams team, commented, “We are delighted to have the two reigning champions of the two strongest feeder series for Formula One in the FW32 for these two test days. Valtteri fought hard for his third place in this year’s Formula 3 Euroseries, taking two wins and six podiums in a very competitive year. He also set a record with his second consecutive victory in the Formula 3 Masters. He has worked hard both on and off the track and learnt a great deal. We continue to see talent, discipline and dedication and are happy to help foster that further in 2011.”