Wolff to drive in FP1 at British and German GPs
The Williams development driver will become the first woman to participate in a GP weekend since Giovanna Amati in 1992
Susie Wolff will become the first woman to take part in a GP weekend in 22 years, when she drives a Williams in first practice at Silverstone.
The 31-year-old Williams development driver, who will also drive in a practice session at Hockenheim, prepared for the run with a day’s testing after the Spanish GP on the Circuit de Catalunya. Her progress there was impressive; she completed 50 laps, set the fifth fastest time of the day and beat the target time Williams set for her by 0.3 seconds. Her one errant moment came with a spin through the kink at Turn 11. She said she was shifting up from third to fourth and was caught out by the enormous torque delivered by the new generation of cars. She added that the new cars were very different from the 2013 car she had last driven at the Silverstone young driver test last July.
Wolff is realistic about her prospects of ever racing in F1, even if she impresses in practice at Silverstone and Hockenheim, insisting that she is “not looking too far ahead”.
Wolff set the fifth fastest time at testing in Barcelona in advance of her practice outings