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Former PalmerSport instructor Susie Wolff joins Williams F1

Wednesday, April 11 2012

Susie Wolff (née Stoddart) has joined the Williams F1 team as a development driver, alongside her DTM commitments for this season.

The former PalmerSport instructor will work with Williams' simulator and will also be given a full track test with the team in the coming months.

Speaking to Autosport, team boss Frank Williams commented: "Susie is a talented and highly professional racing driver who competes in one of the world's most fiercely-contested racing series.

"Susie will join Williams as a development driver, assisting us with the development of our simulator and other technical challenges. Susie will also undertake some aerodynamic testing of the FW34 and a full track test in the coming months."

Wolff expressed her excitement with her new role: "Formula One is the ultimate challenge for any racing driver and it offers me the chance both to apply and to improve the skills I have developed racing in DTM. In return I shall be offering some of my own technical insight and experience - coming from a different discipline - and helping the team engage with its partners.

"I hope also to demonstrate that women can play a role at the highest levels of motorsport and I shall be working closely with the team on its social responsibility programme in the areas of education and road safety."

Wolff will race at Brands Hatch with the DTM German Touring Car championship on 18-20 May. Advance raceday tickets are available for £29 with free admission for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click this link.