Susie Wolff enjoyed her first run-out in the new Williams FW37 car today at a filming day in Jerez as she prepares for a year in a test driver role with the British team.
Wolff made history in 2014, becoming the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula 1 grand prix weekend session at the British Grand Prix.
Although her run was cut short due to a technical problem, she got another chance in Germany two weeks later where she put in a good performance to finish two-tenths of a second behind full-time driver Felipe Massa.
Her performances merited a promotion from development driver to test driver at Williams, and she is set to run for the team in the next pre-season test in Barcelona.
Ahead of the new season, Wolff took part in a filming day for the team at Jerez, saying that it was “good to be back” in the car on Twitter.
— Susie Wolff (@Susie_Wolff) February 8, 2015
However, she did encounter some problems when trying to put on Massa’s helmet yesterday, finding it to be a bit too small.
Wolff is one of many women in F1 who are breaking the trend of it being a male-dominated sport, and 2015 looks set to be another good year for the Scottish driver at Williams.