Adrian Sutil has been named as Williams reserve driver, after the team came under fire over the Australian Grand Prix weekend for not having a reserve in place of the injured Bottas.
Many people pointed fingers towards Susie Wolff and Alex Lynn, however with them being their test and development drivers, Pat Symonds said that the team did not intended to run either in their FW37 should Bottas be unable to contest this weekends race in Malaysia. Its also worth noting that Lynn lacked the necessary points needed to get a Super Licence.
However it seems former Sauber driver Adrian Sutil has entered the team as their official reserve for the rest of the season. “To work for Sir Frank Williams and his team means a lot to me,” said Sutil. “I would like to thank everyone at Williams for their belief in my qualities and the opportunity to work with such a successful and competitive outfit.”
Valterri Bottas will contest this weekends Malaysian Grand Prix, after the FIA gave him clearance alongside Alonso today to take part in the weekend.