Frank Williams commends F2 Champion Bortolotti
3 October 2011 – Sir Frank Williams, Team Principal of the Williams Formula 1 team, has praised new Formula 2 Champion Mirko Bortolotti, who predictably sealed the title at Monza on Sunday. As a reward, the 21-year-old Italian now wins a Williams F1 test drive.
With five race victories to his name, including Sunday’s championship-deciding race in his home nation, Bortolotti – who hails from Trento – has comfortably prevented Switzerland’s Christopher Zanella from being able to steal the honours.
“We have obviously followed his progress this season and witnessed some impressive performances, including points-scoring finishes in every round and five race wins.
"We are sure Mirko will learn a lot from the test day he now has with us in Abu Dhabi later this year and we look forward to seeing what he can do in a Formula 1 car.”
Also at the weekend:
- Bortolotti: No words can explain how I feel
- Merhi: F3 Euro title a very important step