Susie Wolff
Jul 22

F1: Susie Wolff admits 2015 Williams seat ‘not realistic’

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Friday 18 July 2014. Susie Wolff, Development Driver, Williams F1. World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _89P5517

Susie Wolff, development driver for Williams F1, aims to become the first female driver to secure a ride in Formula 1 for more than two decades. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Susie Wolff admits expecting to land a race seat for 2015 is “not realistic.”

After breaking down at Silverstone two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Scot enjoyed a bit more track time ahead of the German Grand Prix on Friday at the wheel of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams.

Even she does not deny the PR factor in her two race weekend appearances this year, nor the fact that her husband – Williams co-owner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff – has helped her on her way.

May 14

F1: Maldonado puts Lotus fastest in Wednesday test

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 14 May 2014. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus E22 Renault. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _SBL0173

Pastor Maldonado has had a rough start to the 2014 season, but was fastest during Wednesday’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Pastor Maldonado and Lotus set the fastest time on the second and final day of the Barcelona test, but the big story of the day was the appearance of the ‘noise trumpet’ on the back of the Mercedes. Unfortunately it’s a case of back to the drawing board as the ungainly looking device failed to have much of an impact.

After his frustrating race weekend Maldonado used Pirelli’s supersoft tires to set his time and, more importantly, he completed 102 laps and finally had a chance to get to grips with the E22.

Feb 24

F1: Susie Wolff To Run FP1 Sessions For Williams

Susie Wolff of Great Britain and Williams F1 will run two FP1 sessions for the team during the 2014 season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Susie Wolff of Great Britain and Williams F1 will run two FP1 sessions for the team during the 2014 season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Susie Wolff will run two FP1 sessions for Williams this season in her ongoing role as a development driver, the team has confirmed.

She’ll be the first female driver to take part in official track action on a Grand Prix weekend since Giovanna Amati tried to qualify for three races with Brabham in 1992.

Oct 11

F1: Teams And Drivers Pay Tribute To ‘Inspirational’ Maria De Villota

Maria de Villota was known for her courage, strength and determination. (Photo: Getty Images)

Maria de Villota was known for her courage, strength and determination. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Formula 1 community pays its respects to Maria de Villota, who passed away Friday morning at the age of 33.

Her family led the tribute, stating: “Dear friends. Maria has left us. She had to go to heaven like all angels.

“We are thankful to God for the extra year and a half that he left her with us,” the de Villota family said, referencing a 2012 testing crash which left her with severe head injuries and resulted in the loss of her right eye.