2014 F1

Susie Wolff’s race weekend debut ended in huge disappointment

Susie Wolff race weekend debut ended in huge disappointment
Susie Wolff’s historic debut at the British Grand Prix ended in huge disappointment. She completed just one lap – which put her quickest out of three drivers at the time – before rolling to a stop her Williams following oil pressure problem.

“It was a really tough day but that’s Formula 1 sometimes. We had an oil pressure problem which cut the engines – the guys are looking at getting it fixed for free practice two. Wolff told BBC Sport.

“I want to say a huge thank you for all the support – it means a lot and really helps. It was wonderful. Going out there was the best feeling and although there’s been a lot of media around this run, once I had put the helmet on that was the best feeling, and as soon as I had left the pit lane, everything felt good. Unfortunately it was a short run but I’m going to look forward to Hockenheim.”

The 31-year-old Scot became the first woman to take part in a grand prix weekend in 22 years but her FW36 stopped on the second lap of her first run. Just a minutes afterwards, team-mate Felipe Massa lost control and hugely crashed into the wall.

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