Guy Martin joins Williams crew for Belgium
23 August 2017 – Motorcycle racer and TV personality Guy Martin will join Williams as a mechanic for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
Martin, 35, rose to prominence at road racing events, such as the Isle of Man TT, and through TV programmes on engineering and adventure exploits.
Williams revealed that Martin, who plys his trade as a lorry mechanic, "will be tasked with helping to set up the garage before assisting the car crew build the FW40 car".
"Guy will proceed to work two 90-minute practice sessions on Friday, a further hour practice session on Saturday before a three-stage qualifying session and then the race itself," read a statement.
"The pit crew look after both of Williams' drivers – Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll – and every pitstop is crucial.
"Guy will be working with the fastest team in the business, with the team having set the fastest pitstop of the season so far at just 2.02-seconds during the British Grand Prix.
"After the race, as the drivers head for the nearest airport, a whole new day of work begins for the mechanics.
"It takes at least 10 hours to strip the cars, take down the garage, and pack everything away, ready to be transported to the next race. Guy will, of course, stay to the end."
Martin's Belgian Grand Prix experience will be filmed as part of a special feature for UK broadcaster Channel 4.