Williams confirms Pizzonia for Hockenheim

Williams has confirmed that Antonio Pizzonia will drive the second race car at the German Grand Prix. The team's official third driver Marc Gené deputised for the injured Ralf Schumacher in France and Britain but now Williams has decided to give...

Williams has confirmed that Antonio Pizzonia will drive the second race car at the German Grand Prix. The team's official third driver Marc Gené deputised for the injured Ralf Schumacher in France and Britain but now Williams has decided to give Pizzonia a chance.

"I am very happy to have been given this opportunity by the BMW WilliamsF1 Team and I will do my very best to assist the team in scoring some points," said the Brazilian. "My total concentration is now on the forthcoming race weekend, and I have a clear preparation plan prior to Hockenheim."

Pizzonia previously raced with Jaguar in 2003 for half the season before being replaced by Justin Wilson. He returned to Williams as test driver for 2004 and this week he topped the test times at Jerez on Thursday as he prepared for Germany. Hockenheim will be his first race for Williams.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Antonio Pizzonia , Justin Wilson , Marc Gene
Teams Williams