Williamson 'really impressed' with F2 car
17 December 2010 – Lewis Williamson has expressed his delight over the performance of the Williams-built Formula 2 car, having recently conducted a two-day test session whilst being assessed by judges before clinching a McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
Williamson has earned himself 100,000 pounds and a McLaren Formula 1 test courtesy of picking up the prize although the 21-year-old from Dundee has also recalled his Formula 2 experience.
“The car was mega and everything ran perfectly throughout,” said the runner-up in this year’s British Formula Renault championship with John Booth’s Manor Competition team.
“To have your own car and your own mechanic and engineer was great actually and not only was I impressed but everyone was, I think.
“I enjoyed being able to make changes to the front wing and roll bar as you were going - the engineers knew what they were on about so everything we tried worked and I felt I was also able to give good feedback, which helped me with the judges.
“I also think the fact every car is equal helped the judging process, as it gives the judges a fair view and makes it a little easier for them. A championship like F2 definitely helps you to judge talent because everyone has the same equipment and it helped in judging the award too.
“I never thought I'd get to this point and I want to seize the opportunity. I'm not 100 percent sure about my plans for next season but I was really impressed by the F2 car and the people involved, so it's definitely a consideration for us!”