Wolff to get FP1 outings

By on Monday, February 24, 2014
Williams F1 Team

Williams F1 Team

Williams has retained Susie Wolff as their development driver for the 2014 season.

Wolff will participate in one test day for the team and also take part in two FP1 sessions in 2014.

Wolff previously drove for Williams at last year's young driver test at Silverstone.

"I'm grateful for the support and belief Williams continue to show in me and 2014 promises to be a very important milestone in my career," she said.

"My responsibilities within the team have steadily increased as I have proved myself, culminating in the opportunity to test the car at Silverstone and conduct straight line aero tests last season."

"Competing in two FP1 sessions, alongside an additional full test day this season will be a big step and I am looking forward to the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the FW36 on a Grand Prix weekend."

"It's a challenge that I will relish and it will be a great chance for me to continue assisting the team."

Chief technical officer Pat Symonds says Wolff is valued for her good feedback.

"Susie has become a valued member of our driver line up and 2014 will see her take on more responsibilities as we seek to make a strong step forward in performance."

"Susie has demonstrated a natural talent for developing a car and providing strong feedback and these sort of characteristics will be key this season as teams seek to quickly understand and refine the radically overhauled 2014 cars."

Wolff is therefore set to become the first woman to take part in an official Formula 1 session since Giovanna Amati attempted to qualify for the 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Williams has already confirmed that their new test and reserve driver, Felipe Nasr, will drive the FW36 in five FP1 sessions this year.

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