Stoneman to work on Williams training simulator
25 July 2012 – Dean Stoneman, Formula 2 Champion of 2010, has signed a deal with Williams Advanced Engineering to work on the company’s driver training simulator. The Englishman will help to improve the machinery located at the Williams Technology Centre in Doha, Qatar.
Soon after winning his F2 title, Stoneman tested the Williams F1 car and was set for a season in Formula Renault 3.5, but was diagnosed with cancer. Having celebrated his 22nd birthday on Tuesday, he has now made a full recovery and looks forward to the new challenge.
“I’m really excited about this new project and working with the team from Williams Advanced Engineering in Qatar,” he comments. “As a Formula 2 Champion, I can provide good insight into what drivers expect from a simulator whilst at the same time getting some valuable simulator time myself to get ready for the next stage of my career.”
Stoneman hopes to return to full-time racing in 2013.