Jack Aitken (Photo: Twitter/Williams Racing)
Jack Aitken (Photo: Twitter/Williams Racing)

F1: Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken to drive in Abu Dhabi FP1 four months after Spa crash

ANI | Updated: Oct 26, 2021 18:43 IST


Wantage [UK], October 26 (ANI): Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken will return to the Williams cockpit in Abu Dhabi just over four months after his sports car crash at Spa-Francorchamps, which left him hospitalised.

The 26-year-old Briton crashed a Lamborghini GT3 in a multi-car shunt in this year's Spa 24 Hours, suffering vertebra and collarbone fractures. Now he'll return to an F1 cockpit for FP1 in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that ends the season.
"We're pleased to confirm that Official Reserve Driver @JaitkenRacer will run the FW43B for FP1 in Abu Dhabi!" Williams Racing tweeted.
Aitken made his practice debut for Williams in the 2020 Styrian GP and was drafted into the race seat for last December's 2020 Sakhir GP - when Lewis Hamilton contracted COVID-19 - for his Grand Prix debut, where he finished 16th. (ANI)

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