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Motor racing: Susie Wolff to drive for Williams in F1 Friday practice

Published on Feb 24, 2014 6:46 PM
 
Susie Wolff will become the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend this season, after Williams said the Scot would be on track for them in two free practice sessions later this year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

(REUTERS) - Susie Wolff will become the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend this season, after Williams said the Scot would be on track for them in two free practice sessions later this year.

The team said on Monday that the 31-year-old wife of Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, a former Williams executive director, would remain their development driver in an expanded role that will include two Friday outings.

Williams did not say which race weekends Wolff would be appearing at.

"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," she said in a statement.

 
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