(© Ben Johnston 2014)
Williams Martini Racing's test and development driver Susie Wolff has admitted that although she feels ready for a Formula One race seat a drive with the Grove based team won't happen next season. Wolff was in action for the team on Friday during Free Practice one at the Hockenheimring taking to the track in Valtteri Bottas' FW36. She completed 22 laps and finished the session in 15th place just two tenths of a second behind team mate Felipe Massa. Speaking to BBC Sport about her future Wolff said:
'I feel ready but it is a tough environment and getting the chance is not going to be easy. But for me this was a massive step forward on my journey.'
Wolff is not scheduled to run in the car at a Grand Prix again this season but absolutely anything can happen. She impressed the team with her run on Friday and the feedback she gave to the team.
Her team mate's Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will start tomorrow's race from 2nd and 3rd on the grid and this is in part down to the work that she did on track on Friday morning. Wolff confirmed to the BBC that she will remain with the Williams Martini Racing Team in 2015.
She feels that both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa are doing a great job for the team and their performance in qualifying today showed that.
She concluded by saying:
'Sometimes a chance comes and the most important thing is I'm ready but a full race seat here next year is something that's not realistic.'
© Ben Johnston 2014