Williams re-signs Marc Gen?

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team has re-signed Marc Gené as its official test driver for 2002. The Spanish driver joined the team in December 2000 and has since then completed over 10,000 kilometres of testing. "Marc's contribution to the team has been...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team has re-signed Marc Gené as its official test driver for 2002. The Spanish driver joined the team in December 2000 and has since then completed over 10,000 kilometres of testing.

"Marc's contribution to the team has been invaluable, so we are delighted to have retained his services for next year. A test driver of his calibre is a real find and his work on the development of the FW23 has proved a bonus for everyone in the team," said Team Principal, Frank Williams.

Marc regards this development as very positive for his career, and after last week's test in Magny Cours commented: "Testing for the team this year has been great for me as I have gained an enormous amount of experience, so I am very happy to sign for another year. I know I still have a lot more to learn and feel extremely lucky to be able to remain with the team. I see the challenge next year is to fight for the Championships, and the chance to contribute to that in even the smallest way motivates me. The team is incredibly professional and I am hoping this experience will bring me closer to my ultimate goal - a full-time drive in a top team."

The 27-year-old driver, who comes from Barcelona, has raced in many forms of motorsport since he first sat in a go-kart at the age of six. The team's website, bmw.williamsf1.com, carries his full biography.

-Williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Marc Gene , Frank Williams
Teams Williams