Wolff determined to take opportunity
14 May 2014 – Williams development driver Susie Wolff says she is determined to take her opportunity and show that she deserves a position within Formula 1.
Wolff tested the Williams FW36 on Wednesday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain and completed 55 laps on her way to setting the fifth quickest time.
Wolff will now conduct simulator work ahead of her next outing during free practice for the British Grand Prix in July.
"It was a difficult start to the day with a different car to drive, you have to think a lot more about certain elements to get the best out on track," she said. "It's a learning curve, the team did a really good job getting me through the day and we got the most from the day which is important as I need to be ready for these free practice sessions.
"I have an opportunity this year and I have to prove myself. Today was good, but the free practice sessions are my next focus. It's the dream of any driver to be on the driving grid but it's tough to get onto the grid and I'm trying, but I'm one of those trying."
Wolff, who suffered an early spin when she was caught out by the torque on the exit of turn 10, says she is not concerned by the expectations of others.
"I don't really worry what people expect as there's some that expect me to be way off," she said. "For me it's about doing a good job for the team – I didn't even look at the lap times.
"The team had their own expectations of what I should achieve on each tyre set and that was my goal. Of course it's nice not to be at the end but this is Formula 1 and it's about getting the best performance out of me rather than comparing to the others."