Wolff steps up to Williams test role

By on Friday, November 28, 2014
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Susie Wolff has stepped up to become Williams' official test driver for the 2015 season, replacing Sauber-bound Felipe Nasr.

Wolff joined the team as a development driver in 2012 and her role increased in 2014 when she participated in two practice sessions in Britain and Germany.

Wolff will again take part in two practice sessions next year as well as conducting two test days and extensive simulator work.

"This is another step in the right direction for me," she said.

"I am delighted Williams are recognising my progression, hard work and that it is performance that counts. Williams is at a very exciting stage in its history and we are moving into 2015 with fantastic momentum, I’m proud to be part of the team.

"I’ll be using my position to work closely with Felipe and Valtteri to make sure that the FW37 builds on the strong performance shown by the FW36."

"We are delighted to have Susie continuing with the team next season in this new role," added deputy team principal Claire Williams.

"She continues to impress us with her strong technical knowledge, the feedback she delivers and the performance when she drives the car both on the track and in the simulator.

"She has steadily increased her time behind the wheel since she joined us in April 2012 and her appointment as Official Test Driver was a natural progression. We have a very strong and stable driver line-up for 2015 and this will be a key asset as we look to build on a positive 2014 season."

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