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.