Paffett joins Williams as simulator driver

By on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Daimler Media

Daimler Media

Former McLaren test driver and DTM racer Gary Paffett has been appointed as Williams' simulator driver for the upcoming season.

Paffett spent several years with McLaren and competed in numerous test days, before leaving at the end of 2013.

"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 1. I look forward to supporting the team over this year in my new role."

"We’re delighted to have someone with Gary’s experience join us at Williams," said deputy team boss Claire Williams.

"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."

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