Nissany 'fully dedicated' to achieving an F1 future at Williams

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Williams reserve driver Roy Nissany is "fully determined" to earn a future race seat in Formula 1.

The Israeli racer tested with the Grove-based team in Abu Dhabi last month, earning him the role which will include several Friday practice outings during 2020.

As it stands, however, his chances of earning an F1 superlicence are tiny having not contributed any points toward the 40 he would need since the Formula V8 3.5 series in 2017.

“I will probably race in Formula 2 during this year as a campaign to try and get the superlicence points,” Nissany, who will need to finish in the top three of the championship with Trident to reach the required total, told Motorsport Week.

“It will be a very, very challenging task to accomplish, I mean, especially looking back at the last two years which were challenging and difficult.

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“But, I find the differences between the last two years and now, I have Williams’ facilities to drive in them and learn as much as I can.

“We have a different car in Formula 2 which will shuffle things up a bit, and again it will be a hard task to accomplish but I’m so dedicated, fully dedicated.

“I’m training and practising every single day, every single minute that I can. And I’m doing every bit of effort to try and achieve that and if not, then we will [have] another go in 2021.”

Even so, Nissany's only F2 experience in 2018 wasn't a positive one as he scored just a single point all season.

And during his Williams F1 test, the 25-year-old was three seconds slower than both of this year's race drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi.

“The Abu Dhabi lap times were not representative, unfortunately, because we were doing long runs, as I was only driving half days,” he explained.

“So, actually Nicholas and George were doing the ones to make the lap time runs. Therefore, the monitor did not really represent the great work that we did.

“It was under the radar, great work, I was very satisfied with my own performance there, the team was very satisfied. I was satisfied with my own performance which I find the most important.

“I believe that this was one of the reasons why we are here and this kind of portrayed a better future with the team and in Formula 2.”