Wolff answers critics during Silverstone test

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Susie Wolff’s efforts at Silverstone yesterday have answered many of her critics who claimed that she may be ‘undeserving’ of her role as reserve driver for Williams F1 Team.

The Scottish driver has raced in German touring car series DTM since 2006, scoring four points across seven seasons of racing, but she walked away from the championship at the end of last season in order to focus on her work for Williams.

In order to race in a grand prix, drivers are required to complete testing to secure an FIA superlicence, with Wolff’s testing at Silverstone going towards obtaining this as she hopes to become the first female to start a grand prix since Lella Lombardi in 1976.

During the test, Wolff finished an impressive 9th out of 16 runners, turning many heads as she proved her pace compared to her male counterparts.

Although she may not be in line for a full-time seat, Wolff has certainly established herself as a regular face in the F1 paddock for Williams, and the next step will be gaining a superlicense from the FIA in the near future.

You can read Wolff’s thoughts on her test here.

Newgarden fastest as Castroneves returns in weather-shortened Barber test

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The Verizon IndyCar Series took to Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday for an open test, with 24 entries tackling the 2.38-mile road course.

Weather intervened in the afternoon, preventing nearly the entire field from going out, but the weather held off during the morning enough for one session to be run in its entirety.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led the way, with a quick lap of 1:07.979, ahead of Team Penske teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves. For Castroneves, this marked his first IndyCar outing of 2018.

Helio Castroneves was back in an IndyCar on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo: IndyCar

Sporting the Pennzoil “yellow submarine” paint scheme, Castroneves turned 41 laps around Barber in the morning session, with a quick lap of 1:08.315. He was also the only driver to venture out on track in the afternoon, completing eight laps.

The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Sebastien Bourdais and Zachary Claman De Melo completed the top five.

Results are below.