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Williams names Kubica and Rowland for post-Hungary test

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05/06/2018

Williams has announced that its official young driver, Oliver Rowland, will drive at next month's in-season test in Hungary, alongside reserve & development driver, Robert Kubica.

Rowland 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 Kubica on Day 2.

Rowland will drive on Day 1 of the two-day test at the Hungaroring, which immediately follows the Hungarian Grand Prix, on 31 July - 1 August, before Kubica takes over on Day 2.

"It's another step in the right direction of achieving my goal of being in F1," said Rowland. "Everything went very well at the test in Barcelona and it's nice to know they're giving me another chance and have trust in me.

"I'm aware that you don't get many opportunities to show your talent in F1," he ontinued. "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 down pretty quickly. We need a bit of work at the moment to get the team's performance back to where we should be, so, rather than trying to be a hero, it was important to give the engineers exactly what they wanted."

"I'm just delighted to have the opportunity again. It was a dream come true for me in Barcelona and I would like to thank Williams and my team at Blackcastle Sport for giving me this second chance. I will continue to do my very best to help push our performance in the right direction."

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1. Posted by meatball, 06/06/2018 20:20

"how big will the sandbags need to be in these cars so they don't show-up the money-bag twins "driving" for the team right now? Actual TALENT is priceless. Stroll's daddy can't seem to buy it for his little boy."

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2. Posted by nonickname, 06/06/2018 9:12

"How can they not be quicker???"

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3. Posted by Oldgit, 05/06/2018 23:35

"Probably nothing unless they can bring lots of money to the team. Sad days as Williams needs the cash more than the best drivers as they are haemorrhaging engineering talent.
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4. Posted by FQITW, 05/06/2018 19:12

"What happens when these two are quicker than the team drivers?"

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