Wolff to drive FW36 during two FP1 sessions

Williams F1 Team, LAT

24 February 2014 by TF1T Staff

Williams has confirmed that Susie Wolff will continue as the team's development driver throughout 2014, which will include taking part in two FP1 sessions.

It's believed she will get behind the wheel of the FW36 during the British and German Grand Prix weekends, but the team has yet to confirm this.

Speaking about Susie's continued role with the team, chief technical officer Pat Symonds said: "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 will also take part in one of the official in-season test days.

The 31-year-old thanked the team for the opportunity and for putting additional confidence in her abilities.

"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. 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."