Williams Racing are delighted to welcome Ollie Gray to the team as part of our Driver Academy.
“Today is a special day in my career as I can officially say I am part of Williams,” the British teenager said on his first day at Grove.
“Williams is a team with so much history and success in Formula One and I hope to one day be able to add to that.“
As I begin working with the team, my immediate goals are to develop as a driver both on and off the track, as well as focus on my 2022 season; I can’t wait to get started.“
There are lots of people who have played a role in my motorsport career so far and I would like to thank everyone, particularly Sven, Jost and the team at Williams Racing for their belief in me.
”The young racer from Surrey enjoyed a stellar debut season in British F4 with two wins and two pole positions to his name, whilst later competing in the final two rounds of the Italian F4 Championship.
There was plenty of success for Ollie early in his junior career as well, claiming multiple Motorsport UK and British Kart Championship titles at the X30 Junior level, before finishing as vice-champion in the 2019 IAME Euro Series.
The team is pleased to confirm that for 2022, Ollie will compete in the British F4 Championship with Carlin.
Williams Sporting Director Sven Smeets is understandably pleased to welcome a new member to the team, saying: “We are incredibly pleased to welcome Oliver to the Williams Racing Driver Academy.“
He showed great talent during his karting career and the team was impressed with his debut year in single seaters.
“We are all looking forward to working with Oliver to best support his progression through the junior motorsport ladder, and I’m confident that he will prove a great asset to our team.”
As part of his role in our Driver Academy, Ollie will be fully immersed at Grove, working closely with departments across the business to support his development.
We have more to come from Ollie so stay tuned across our platforms as we continue to welcome him into the team.