This weekend at the Australian Grand, Will Davison was appointed as the new driver of the Minardi two-seater Formula 1 car.
He has been provided with the opportunity to complete a number of laps of the Albert Park circuit in the V10-powered modified Minardi F1 car, this is a dream come true for him.
“Formula 1 was the real dream I chased for a long time,” he recently told Motorsport.com.
“I had my big crack at F1, there’s no hiding the fact that that was a real dream and a real passion of mine that I pursued hard.
“There is still a big place in my heart for the F1 fraternity and the F1 world. I’m obviously well past that now as a driver and in terms of racing in Formula 1, but it’s still cool to have that small taste at any opportunity – particularly at Albert Park,” he added.
The Supercar’ star has sampled the two-seater Minardi in the past, of which he completed a number of passenger rides at Mount Panorama back in 2014. With that recent experience, he doesn’t seem to have any issues with doing back the open-wheeler mode after a decade of racing Touring Cars again.
“I did so much open-wheeler driving in my early career, it was just the norm for me,” Davison said.
His family has some history with the Albert Park circuit that dates back to will’s grandfather Lex Davison, a four-time Australian Grand Prix winner who raced in the 1953 AGP at the Melbourne parklands circuit.
“There is some cool history there with my grandfather and I love adding little chapters to that,” Davison stated. I’ll enjoy every moment of it, that’s for sure.”
Will Davison will cut his first laps of Albert Park in the Minardi on March 22 (Wednesday), which is a day before the season-opening Grand Prix weekend kicks up.