Nissany set for Williams role in 2020

Relatively unknown race driver Roy Nissany looks set to sign up as a Williams test driver for the 2020 Formula 1 season.

At the post-grand prix Abu Dhabi test, the 25-year-old Israeli, who reportedly sat out the 2019 racing season with an injury, tested the struggling British team’s woeful FW42.

Well funded Nissany was several seconds off the pace of the regular Williams racers, but it appears as though he will nonetheless be unveiled in mid-January as a test driver for 2020.

Select media have been invited to attend a press conference in Nissany’s native Tel Aviv on January 14.

Nissany was not specifically mentioned, but Williams said a “special announcement” will be made on that date.

Williams’ third driver role is currently vacant, as Nicholas Latifi steps up to replace Robert Kubica in 2020.

Nissany’s then 42-year-old father Chanoch Nissany, a successful Israeli businessman, did a Friday practice session for Minardi back in 2005, and was 13 seconds off the pace in Hungary before spinning.

Roy Nissany’s finished the 2018 Formula 2 championship 22nd overall.