Wolff will drive Williams’ F36 at 2 practice sessions this season
By: GMM on March 6, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Susie Wolff at the 2013 Formula A single Youthful Driver Test.
Susie Wolff explained that if she ever has kids, she will quit motor racing.
The 31-yr-outdated Briton, wife of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, has stepped up her function with the Williams staff this year.
She will get 2 chances to drive the FW36 in the Friday morning practice sessions at Silverstone and Hockenheim in July.
“Competing in a Formula One race has constantly been the ambition,” she advised the Telegraph, “And, as of final week, I’m 1 large step closer.
“I just need to have the likelihood. And I’ll do every thing I can to make it happen.”
In the male-dominated globe of motor racing, Wolff has struggled at times to be taken significantly.
Some believe her burgeoning part at Williams smacks of minor far more than advertising.
“There are far far more deserving cases, male and female, who would merit the chance to drive in an F1 practice session,” Simon Arron, editor at Motor Sport magazine, is quoted by London’s Occasions newspaper.
“Whether this is tied into any marketing system, I really do not know, but she doesn’t have a record which suggests she need to be close to F1.”
Former F1 race winner David Coulthard said Wolff is absolutely a best-level driver, obtaining been beaten by her “more than once” in the German touring vehicle series DTM.
“Does she have that last bit of pace to make it as an F1 driver? I definitely really do not know,” mentioned Coulthard, a fellow Scot.
“She will have her chance, and, if she delivers, she will carry on. If she doesn’t, she won’t — and we’ll all have the answer.”
It is not clear how lengthy Wolff will carry on her racing job. She said that when she commences a family members, she will quit.
“I will in no way race once again after that [starting a family members] transpires,” said Wolff.
“I want to have youngsters, and I know that when I do have them, I have to have finished with this. Since I could never ever put myself at chance realizing that there is a child at home relying on me.
“At the second, I enjoy my life, but I think that there will come a point the place the need to have for a little one will be greater than my need to race, so I’m just waiting for that minute,” she explained.
Meanwhile, the correspondent for the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat, Heikki Kulta, says he is in London for Thursday’s launch of the new Martini-branded livery of Williams’ 2014 car.
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