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Williams ‘development driver’ Susie Wolff set two Friday practice

SusieWolffWilliams F1 ‘development driver’ Susie Wolff is set, her Formula One debut throughout, Friday first free practice in British and German Grand Prix.

The Grove based squad also confirmed that, she will continue as its ‘development driver’ along with new recruit third driver Felipe Nasr.

Wolff has steps forward through the position of motorsport, starting off in karting, then moving up to Formula Renault and Formula Three before moving to the DTM to compete for Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, she was signed by the Williams Formula 1 team to work as a development driver.

“I’m grateful for the support and belief Williams continue to show in me and 2014 promises to be a very important milestone in my career,” said Wolff.

“My responsibilities within the team have steadily increased as I have proved myself, culminating in the opportunity to test the car at Silverstone and conduct straight line aero tests last season.

“Competing in two FP1 sessions, alongside an additional full test day this season will be a big step and I am looking forward to the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the FW36 on a grand prix weekend.

“It’s a challenge that I will relish and it will be a great chance for me to continue assisting the team.”

“Susie has become a valued member of our driver line-up and 2014 will see her take on more responsibilities as we seek to make a strong step forward in performance.

“Susie has demonstrated a natural talent for developing a car and providing strong feedback and these sort of characteristics will be key this season as teams seek to quickly understand and refine the radically overhauled 2014 cars.”

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