Susie Wolff gets first run in new Williams FW37 at filming day


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.

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.