Susie Wolff will make her debut in a Formula One session this year, when she will complete two practice sessions for Williams.
Wolff, who remains as the team’s development driver for 2014, will complete two free practice sessions at the wheel of the FW36, and in doing so she will become the first women to compete in an official Formula One session since Giovanna Amati, back at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1992.
It is understood that Wolff is likely to split these two sessions between the British and the German Grand Prix’s respectively.
Williams has also allocated a single day of their eight days of in-season testing allocation to Wolff in a bid to prepare the former-DTM racer for her official Formula One debut.
Wolff has served as the Grove-based outfits development driver since 2013, and took part in last year’s Young Driver Test held at Silverstone, having had her first taste of Formula One machinery the previous October, at the wheel of Williams’ 2011 car, the FW33.
“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,” said Wolff.
“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.
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