Williams promote Wolff to test driver

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Williams has confirmed that Susie Wolff will take on the role of the team’s official test driver in 2015.

Wolff, who made her Formula 1 practice debut in Silverstone earlier this year, will drive in two free practice sessions and two test days next season, as well as completing an extensive simulator programme.

The Scot, who became the first women to drive in Formula 1 practice in twenty years at the British Grand Prix, joined Williams in 2011 as a development driver.

“This is another step in the right direction for me,” he 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.”

Williams is currently evaluating a number of candidates to replace Wolff as development driver.

Image courtesy of Williams F1 Team

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