Brazilian GP: Kazuki Nakajima to replace Wurz at Williams 

Written by David on October 09th, 2007 at 1:27 pmLast Update: October 09th, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Kazuki Nakajima will replace Alexander Wurz in Brazilian Grand PrixThe Williams Toyota team confirmed today that Kazuki Nakajima will race for the team in the final Grand Prix of the 2007 season at Interlagos in Brazil. The 22 year old Japanese driver, this year’s GP2 series Rookie of the Year, is the team’s official test and reserve driver. He has covered over 7,000km in the FW29 in testing and has represented the team at five Grand Prix as a Friday driver.

The intention behind Nakajima’s nomination is to build and develop his experience and is not an evaluation exercise for a race seat in 2008. “You cannot assess a driver’s capability on the basis of one race but this is an ideal opportunity to develop Kazuki’s experience,” explained Team Principal Frank Williams. “I am confident he will approach the race in a very workmanlike and focused way.”

For his part, Nakajima said, “I am very grateful to the team who have given me this opportunity. I hope I now know the car very well and thankfully have done some Friday driving as recently as Shanghai. This is a chance I intend to grab with both hands and repay the faith the team are showing in me with a strong performance.”

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