Williams has already announced it will retain Susie Wolff as a test and development driver for 2015, although she will not be promoted to reserve driver to replace the departed Felipe Nasr. A replacement for Nasr has not yet been named.
Nonetheless, she remains firmly a part of the team’s plans, having been confirmed on Tuesday to have a single day’s worth of running in the new FW37-Mercedes during February’s preseason test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Wolff was hampered by mechanical issues in her maiden FP1 appearance last year at Silverstone, but impressed when provided a second opportunity the next Grand Prix in Hockenheim. She also raced at last month’s Race of Champions in Barbados.
The team itself has made a number of engineering and personnel changes this offseason to strengthen and build upon the comeback 2014 season, where Williams finished third in the Constructor’s Championship.