Williams Toyota have confirmed an unchanged driver line-up for the 2009 Formula One season, with Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima retained as the team’s race drivers, while Nico Hulkenberg will take up duties as the team’s official test driver for a second year.
It will be worth mentioning that as long as Toyota is supplying the engines to Williams, Nakajima’s future as a race driver is pretty much secure.
Japanese Drivers have been hugely supported by Japanese engine suppliers and teams such as Honda, who supported Takuma Sato with Super Aguri. Drivers such as Nakajima and Sato have done exceptionally well in Formula 1 when it comes to bringing the excitement into the race by some aggressive rally style driving and frequent calls to the safety car with an occasional incident involving a few cars. Sato is linked to return to F1 in 2009.
Such was the euphoria created by Sato, that even all time greats like Micheal Schumacher have humbly bowed down to him. (See Pic)