Roy Nissany is the son of one of the most infamous names to ever participate in an F1 weekend. It was always going to be an uphill struggle for the Israeli driver. If you’ve never heard of his father Chanoch, it is time for some research.
Roy Nissany Early Career
Roy’s career began in a much more traditional way than his father competing in karting before embarking on a single seater career in 2010 beginning with the Formula Lista Junior championship and then ADAC Formel Masters in 2011 and 2012.
Nissany then had two low scoring seasons in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Somehow he then moved up the ladder to Formula Renault 3.5 for 2015. Nissany actually showed a steady improvement here from 13th overall in his first season to 5th in his second and third seasons with four wins across the two years.
A move to Formula Two
But 2018 was a horrible return to earth as Nissany teamed up with Luca Ghiotto at Campos in Formula 2. In ten rounds he scored a single point compare to his Ghiotto’s 94. Nissany was then dropped for the final two races.
Nissany was forced to sit out the whole of 2019 with a training injury. He returned to F2 in 2020 with Trident. To date he has only managed two points finishes although one netted him reverse grid pole at Spa-Francorchamps for the Sprint Race. Sadly Nissany botched his defense of the lead against fellow Williams driver Dan Ticktum. His crash into the barriers at Les Combes ended his race.
Roy Nissany in Formula One?
Despite these average to poor results, Nissany has been in an F1 car on several occasions. He tested a Sauber in 2014 and took part in post-season testing for Williams in 2019. He is the official test driver for Williams this season where has appeared in FP1 at the Spanish and Italian Grand Prix.
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Prior to the Williams team sale to Dorilton Capital, Claire Williams denied Nissany is with the team for his money. But it is hard to believe that Nissany’s presence in the team is anything other than a cash grab to keep the team afloat. You can expect Roy’s departure once the team have met their end of the bargain.