WILLIAMS have confirmed that Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin will associate Lance Stroll this season.
Sirotkin, 22, will usher in a monetary package deal of round £15million to the Grove-based F1 crew after agreeing a two-year deal.
Williams have additionally introduced that Robert Kubica will take up a reserve driver function after he impressed throughout numerous checks.
The Polish ace’s return to F1 shall be massively well-liked after he suffered a severed forearm in a rallying accident in 2011.
Claire Williams, Deputy Group Principal stated; “After an intensive driver analysis course of, I’m thrilled to have our 2018 line-up finalised, and I am excited to see what subsequent season brings.
“We now have taken our time to guage all of the out there choices, and I am assured Lance and Sergey can ship the most effective outcomes for the crew.
“The Williams philosophy has all the time been to advertise and develop younger expertise and Sergey matches proper into that ethos.
“Lance has had a record-breaking debut season, and with a yr now beneath his belt, he shall be able to hit the bottom operating in 2018.
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“And I’m delighted to announce that Robert shall be becoming a member of Williams as our Reserve and Growth Driver for the 2018 season.
“All of us at Williams have been immensely impressed at what he has achieved, and it’s a nice credit score to his energy of character and dedication to return to Components One.
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“We are excited to be continuing our relationship with Robert and look forward to working with him this coming season.”
The F1 season kicks off in Melbourne on March 25th while the Williams duo will also take part in testing for the new season in Barcelona from February 26th.