F2 champion Stoneman wins Williams test

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Dean Stoneman has earned a test with Williams after winning the 2010 Formula Two championship.

Stoneman wrapped up the title after finishing ninth in today’s race at Valencia in Spain.

The 20-year-old British driver said:

It?s only just starting to settle in really. Getting into Formula One has always been my dream, and this just brings me one step closer to that.

It?s hard to know what to expect but it?s obviously a fantastic opportunity to be testing a Williams Formula One car, so hopefully I can prove myself. I?m just going to go there and do what I do best: get in the car and drive as fast as I can!
Dean Stoneman

Stoneman is likely to get to drive the FW32 in the post-season rookie test at Abu Dhabi.

Andy Soucek, the first champion of the re-formed series last year, did not find the title ‘Formula Two champion’ to be a passport to an F1 race seat.

After doing one day of testing for Williams in December he joined Virgin as a reserve driver. But he left the team last month due to a lack of opportunities to drive the VR-01.

Read more: Test driver Soucek leaves Virgin