Williams joins Gary Paffett as 'pilot simulator'


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The team Williams has unveiled the signing of English Gary Paffet. After many years of tester at McLaren, and despite not having played any big prize, it incorporates the historic team of Grove as a driver of development. This is what has been announced:

Williams has the pleasure to announce that Gary Paffet has been designated as the pilot of the simulator of the team for 2016. Gary has joined the team for the season 2016, to assist the science department in the development of the FW38 at the factory in Grove. Will work closely with the team throughout the year to provide extensive feedback to assist the continuous development of the new car.

The prior experience of Gary includes be a tester for McLaren, winner of the prize McLaren Autosport BRDC in 1999, and champion 2005 DTM. Between 2001 and 2013, Gary played 72 days of official test of Formula 1, completing 4971 times and with a total 22.745 km.

Gary Paffet spoke from her new position:

I Am very happy to join the team Williams as a pilot in the simulator to help in the development of the car this year. The team has a great pedigree and history in the Formula 1. I hope to be able to support the team during this year in my new role.

Claire Williams welcomed the pilot:

We are delighted to have someone with the experience of Gary joining us in Williams. It is a pilot professional careers and their level of knowledge of testing and ability to analyze data will significantly help to boost the development of FW38 throughout the season.