British driver Luciano Bacheta has secured a Formula 1 test with Williams
after lifting the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship crown.
The 22-year-old, who has led the way since the opening rounds, secured the title with a podium finish in the final race of the year at Monza.
As his prize for taking the title, Bacheta will earn a full test with the Williams
F1 Team, as well as qualify for an FIA Super Licence, required to compete in Formula One Grands Prix.
"Throughout the season we've always been up there and challenging for the win but certainly everyone else caught us up as the season went on," he said. "Of course there's a few things I would have done differently but overall it's been a very solid season and my rival Mathéo [Tuscher] has been more like a team-mate as we get on so well.
"We've got a few ideas for 2013 but I don't want to say too much just yet. As for the Williams
F1 test, this is just insane! I can't believe it and probably won't until I'm actually sat in the car. It's just incredible and I have to say a big thank you to Comma and the rest of my sponsors, and everyone who has helped me this season."
Sir Frank Williams
said he was sure that Bacheta would benefit from the opportunity to test an F1 machine.
“I'd like to pass on my personal congratulations to Luciano for winning the F2 title, a feat made all the more impressive by the way he achieved it with an unprecedented four consecutive wins at the start of the season," he said. "We look forward to putting him through his paces when he tests with us and I'm sure he will learn a great deal from the experience.”