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Williams retain Susie Wolff for 2013 development role // Susie will be the first to drive the 2013 Williams car

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Williams retain Susie Wolff for 2013 development role
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The Williams team have confirmed an extension of their contract with development driver Susie Wolff for the coming season, with more duties falling to the British driver. Susie will be the first of the Williams drivers to try out the FW35, when the team undertake a private test in Spain, and there is talk of an increased simulator programme as well.

Speaking of the role, Susie said: “Last year was a valuable experience and I certainly feel I’ve developed a lot as a driver. Increasing my role this year will further this progression. I’m showing that women can play a role at the top level of motorsport and would like to thank Sir Frank Williams and the whole of the technical team for the trust they continue to show in me.”

There was a level of expectation that Toto Wolff’s defection to Mercedes from his high-profile role at Williams may affect Susie’s position at the team, but at the time she was confident it would not, and this announcement proves that to be the case.