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Susie Wolff to continue as Williams Development Driver

The Scot will take part in two FP1 sessions as her responsibilities expand.
Monday, February 24, 2014

February 23rd, 2014 (F1plus/R. Baillie).- The Grove based team announced today that Susie Wolff will continue in her role as Development Driver and will take on more responsibilities.

As well as carrying out simulator work, the Scot will take part in two FP1 sessions throughout the season.

"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." Wolff said.

"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."

Williams Chief Technical Officer, Pat Symonds, said that Wolff's responsibilities would grow as the team sought to improve their performance.

“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." he said.

"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".

Taking part in two FP1 sessions will make Wolff the first female racing driver to take part in a session in over two decades.

Last week Williams also announced that Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr will join the team as Test and Reserve driver and will take part in five FP1 sessions throughout the year.  

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