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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

, development driver for F1, aims to become the first female driver to secure a ride in 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 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 ’ 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.

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Jul 8

F1: Massa fastest as Silverstone test kicks off

Felipe Massa paced the opening day of testing at Silverstone just two days after being caught up in an opening-lap collision during the race. (Photo: Zak Mauger/LAT Photographic)

paced the opening day of testing at just two days after being caught up in an opening-lap collision during the race. (Photo: Zak Mauger/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa was fastest for at Silverstone on Tuesday as the teams stayed on for two days of running after the British GP.

It was a largely uneventful day, with three teams represented by test drivers: Ferrari (Pedro de la Rosa), McLaren (Stoffel Vandoorne) and Caterham (Will Stevens).

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Jun 19

F1: Massa can’t ‘trust’ Perez after crash; Force India asks FIA for review

Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil (R) and Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico (L) crash at turn 1 during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on June 8, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

driver (R) and driver (L) crash at turn 1 on the final lap of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Jim Watson/Getty Images)

The FIA could take another look at the Felipe Massa/Sergio Perez incident at the Canadian GP after Force India claimed that it had “new elements” to back up its case.

Perez received a five-place grid penalty for this weekend after the last lap incident.

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Apr 3

Massa says Malaysian GP team orders a ‘mistake’

Felipe Massa held on to lead teammate Valterri Bottas home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

held on to lead teammate home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa says that the team orders saga was “a mistake” by – and insists that the team supports his opinion.

Massa insists that it had not been discussed in advance.

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Mar 18

We must watch Red Bull and Williams, says Wolff

Valtteri Bottas exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Toto Wolff is not underestimating the opposition, and the Mercedes boss says both and Red Bull could have been more competitive in Australia

Wolff suggested that Red Bull would have been more of a threat had not had a troubled weekend.

“If you see where they [RBR] were two weeks ago, we need to be very careful,” said Wolff. “We haven’t seen Sebastian running with a reliable car and a fast car, and you would expect him, with his experience, to go even faster. So we have to keep on pushing.”

While his Williams team mate was out at the first corner, Valterri Bottas was one of the few drivers who could overtake in Australia, and he finished fifth despite losing time when he clipped the wall early on.

“I guess if you look at Valtteri’s pace before he hit the wall, and then I think his steering wheel was not completely straight, and then his pace afterwards, I would say if they have a normal race and they qualify better than here, probably they would have ended up on the podium. I’m quite sure they would have ended up on the podium.”

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