Roy Nissany comes into action on behalf of Williams on Friday during the first free practice for the Grand Prix of Spain. The 25-year-old Israeli driver then gets into George Russell's car.
Nissany has been a test driver at Williams from this season. This is a result of the collaboration with the Israeli cycling team Israel Start-Up Nation, whose logo is on the cars of the Formula 1 racing stable.
Nissany has never participated in a free practice in Formula 1. The son of former driver Chanoch Nissany made his appearance for Williams at a test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi at the end of last year.
Nissany is also driving in Formula 2 this season, on behalf of Trident. He took one point in the first ten races and occupies eighteenth place in the general classification.
"It is a milestone for any driver to make his debut in free practice, but for me it is also a national achievement to be able to carry the Israeli flag with me," Nissany said on the Williams website on Tuesday.
The first free practice of the Grand Prix of Spain starts on Friday at 11 a.m. in Barcelona. In the second free practice (Friday at 3 p.m.) Nissany has to give his seat back to Russell. Nicholas Latifi rides in both practice sessions.
See also: View the results of the second race at Silverstone and the World Cup standings