George to make way for Nissany in FP1 at Monza

Williams driver George Russell will sit out FP1 on Friday, the first day of the 2020 Italian Grand Prix weekend, making way for Roy Nissany.

The team confirmed in their Monza preview that following “Roy’s successful debut FP1 outing in Barcelona, he will once again take part in the first practice session this weekend. To coincide with this, the FW43 will also carry the Israel Start-Up Nation logo for the duration of the Italian Grand Prix on the front wing endplate.”

Nissany relishes the prospect of a second run in F1, this time at one of the most famous venues in motorsport, “After the great session in Barcelona I am really looking forward to driving at Monza. This legendary track is one of my favourites, as it is where I had my first single-seater win.

“I’m sure it will be emotional, but as always, I will switch on my robot mode to ensure I will be fully focused on completing my job for the team. This FP1 session, I will have more experience, greater confidence and I feel even better than before, ahead of jumping in the car.

“Of course, we will do more preparations in the simulator at the factory this week following Spa. I am keen to get in the car and release that clutch lever,” added Nissany.