Former McLaren test driver Gary Paffett has joined Williams in the role of simulator driver.
Paffett worked for McLaren between 2001 and 2013, logging 72 official test days and more than 22,000kms over that time. He has of course long been associated with Williams enginer supplier Mercedes.
Claire Williams commented: “He is a highly professional racing driver and his level of testing knowledge, and ability to analyse data, will significantly help to drive forward development of the FW38 throughout the season.”
“I am really pleased to be joining the Williams team as the simulator driver to aid in the development of this year’s car,” said Paffett. “The team has such a great pedigree and history in Formula One. I look forward to supporting the team over this year in my new role.”