Australian young gun Calan Williams will suit up for another stint at the FIA Formula 3 Championship, re-signing with Swiss-based team Jenzer Motorsport for his second season in the category.
During the official FIA Formula 3 post-season testing sessions last October, Williams was able to make great improvements with his driveability in the Dallara chassis.
In both of the two-day tests at Barcelona and Jerez, he was consistently posting times within the top three of the 30 car field and finished second at both venues. Williams’ fastest Barcelona time was only 0.002 seconds away from the fastest time.
The significant improvement Williams displayed during the post-season test was enough to convince Jenzer Motorsport that he was worthy of a second year with the team.
Williams is looking forward to what lies ahead this season as he aims to put a difficult year behind him, and climb further up the grid.
“I am really looking forward to completing another season with Jenzer, but I’ve got to make sure I do everything I can to hit the ground running,” Williams said.
“The first few races are so important because you want to run at the front, have some good performances and get some points on the board. It’s not only huge for the driver’s confidence, but the team as well.”
Williams returned to his hometown in Perth for the New Year break and has taken further steps to improve on his mental and physical capacity behind a race car, working on intensive training regimes developed for him by Dr Riccardo Cecca from Formula Medicine, a highly regarded training centre.
Known for their work with many professional racing drivers, including those in Formula 1, Williams is already beginning to see the fruition of the work he has put in as a result of this training and looks forward to working with them more.
Jenzer Motorsport have also made significant steps to improve themselves for the 2021 championship by investing in additional resources, personnel and equipment to give them the best possible chance of running at the front in Formula 3.
“We had additional engineering support and expertise present with the team at our post-season test and the collaboration worked really well,” Williams explained.
“To now add this level of further expertise to the great team I am working with in Jenzer will make it a very exciting environment to be part of.
“I believe this year is going to be a strong one, there’s plenty of confidence and belief after the testing, but there is certainly no complacency and both myself and Jenzer are working hard to extract every fraction of performance that we can.”
Williams will return to Switzerland to commence the second year of his program with the team at the end of January.
The 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship will commence with Round One at Barcelona on 7-9 May.