APRIL 11, 2012
Williams role for Susie Wolff
Susie Wolff, 29-year-old wife of Williams shareholder Toto, has joined Wthe team as a development driver!
The move comes shortly after Marussia gave a similar role to spaniard Maria de Villota, daughter of former F1 driver Emilio. Wolff is currently competing in her seventh season of DTM in Germany.
Frank Williams said: "Susie is a talented, successful and highly professional racing driver who competes in one of the world's most fiercely-contested series. She will join Williams as a development driver, in which capacity she will assist us with the development of our simulator and other technical challenges.
"She will also undertake some aerodynamic testing of the FW34 and a full track test in the coming months, and will attend a number of races with us."
Wolff herself said: "I hope to demonstrate women can play a role at the highest levels of motorsport. I shall be working closely with the team on its social responsibility programme in the areas of education and road safety."
Bernie Ecclestone, who once famously leg-pulled that Danica Patrick should be dressed in white, like other kitchen appliances, added: "If Susie is as quick in a car as she looks good out of a car, then she will be a massive asset to any team, and on top of that she is very intelligent. I am really looking forward to having her in Formula One."