Wolff hails ‘incredible’ Williams F1 experience
18 October 2012 – Susie Wolff thoroughly enjoyed her Williams outing on Wednesday, completing a pair of 50-kilometre (31-mile) runs on the Silverstone International Circuit. The DTM pilot, who has been Williams Development Driver since April, drove in both damp and dry conditions and added herself to the short list of women to have controlled an F1 car.
“It was incredible to experience a Formula 1 car for the first time,” said the wife of Toto Wolff, who is destined to become Sir Frank Williams’ successor. “I’ve done a lot of simulator work since I joined the team but nothing compares to the exhilaration of driving the real thing.
“The conditions were a little tricky, as it was quite damp at the beginning of the run, but the track soon dried out. The team also did a fantastic job preparing me for today, giving me all the information I needed so that I was always in control.”
Wolff was driving the Williams chassis of 2011. On Thursday, Luciano Bacheta will step into the current car for his prize drive after winning the Formula 2 title.