Williams confirm Wolff test schedule

Williams test driver Susie Wolff will compete in practice at three Grand Prix, as well as other testing, during the 2015 season, the Formula One team confirmed on Tuesday.

The Scottish 32-year-old has already recorded 86 laps in the new Williams Mercedes FW37 at February pre-season testing on the Circuit de Catalunya.

The season begins with the Australian Grand Prix on March 15.

Wolff, will also take part in practice at the Spanish GP, Austrian GP and British race at Silverstone.

In 2014, she became the first woman in 22 years, to take part in a Formula One weekend at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

“Our focus this year is to build on the success of 2014,” Wolff told the Williams website after the team finished third in the constructors championship last season.

“I’ve been training hard all winter and I am physically in the best shape I’ve ever been, so I am ready for the season ahead.

“As Official Test Driver I will have additional time in the FW37 and by correlating this with my work in the simulator, the team can ensure we are getting the best from the car and check how updates are performing,” added Wolff, who has raced in British F3, British Formula Renault and most recently the DTM, the German Touring Car series until 2012 before joining Williams.

“All of us drivers on the Williams roster have been working closely together on this and we are ready to give everything we can to the 2015 season.”

The Williams team have a strong female presence with Claire Williams, daughter of team founder Sir Frank, as Team Principal and another young test driver Alex Lynn amongst their ranks.

“Last season Susie impressed with her performances during FP1 at Silverstone and Hockenheim and we were keen to give her another chance to test in 2015,” said Claire Williams.

“She knew the FW36 well and with the FW37 being a gradual evolution, we were keen to utilise this knowledge and get her in the car to help assess and validate the approaches we have taken.”

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