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Susie Wolff lands Williams F1 development role - Susie, née Stoddart, signs whilst continuing in the DTM series

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This is F1Minute - Susie Wolff lands Williams F1 development role.

Susie Wolff, previously known as Susie Stoddart, has been announced as a new driver at Williams F1 - taking on a Development role for the Grove-based team. Susie will continue to race in the DTM, the series she has been in for seven years now, but will also participate in some aerodynamic testing of the new Williams car, and get some track time during testing over the next few months.

Team boss Frank Williams welcomes Susie, but points out: “I should add that, as Susie is married to Toto Wolff, a Director of Williams, her appointment was carefully considered and then approved by the board, with Toto recusing himself from the process.”

Meanwhile, Susie is looking forward to the opportunity to try some new machinery, saying: “F1 is the ultimate challenge for any racing driver and it offers me the chance both to apply and to improve the skills I have developed... In return, I shall be offering some of my own technical insight and experience - coming from a different discipline.”