Sam Bird has conducted a series of aerodynamic tests on behalf of the AT&T Williams F1 team.
The tests were carried over a two week period at Kemble airfield in Gloucestershire, where Sam drove this season’s FW29 car. The AT&T Williams team was 4th in the 2007 F1 constructors’ championship.
Sir Frank Williams commented: “Sam Bird has been very valuable during the course of our aerodynamic testing in the past two weeks. He has carried out his duties in the cockpit of the FW29 professionally and competently and I would like to thank him for his contribution to the development programme.”
The 20 year old MSA Race Elite Driver and BRDC Rising Star was thrilled to drive an F1 car for the first time, and said afterwards “The experience was amazing and I would like to say a huge thank you to Sir Frank Williams and the whole team for giving me the opportunity. This has been a very valuable experience; I have learned a lot in the last two weeks which I am sure will stand me in good stead for my future”.
Bird was recently presented with the British F3 rookie of the year award, after enjoying a successful debut season, in which he scored two wins and a further eight podium finishes.