Wolff expands Williams driver role in 2013
28 January 2013 – Susie Wolff will expand her development driver role with Williams in 2013, the Grove-based squad announced on Monday afternoon. The 30-year-old joined the team in 2012 and completed her first Formula 1 test at Silverstone last October.
Wolff, who recently pledged her allegiance to Williams after husband Toto switched to Mercedes, is set to conduct the majority of the outfit's aerodynamic tests this year, as well as increase her simulator program. It has also been revealed that she will shakedown the new FW35 chassis at the Idiada complex in Spain next month.
"I really enjoy my time working with Williams and feel very much at home here," explained Wolff, a former DTM racer. "Increasing my role this year will further this progression and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the FW35 for the first time next month.
"I’m showing that women can play a role at the top level of motorsport and would like to thank Sir Frank Williams and the whole of the technical team for the trust they continue to show in me."
This season, Williams will race with 2012 Spanish Grand Prix winner Pastor Maldonado and promoted reserve driver Valtteri Bottas, who won the GP3 title in 2011.