Williams development driver Susie Wolff put the FW33 through its paces at a special Williams Formula One partner event at the Silverstone circuit here.
Susie completed two 50km runs around Silverstone’s International Circuit Wednesday, the first on the full wet tyres in damp conditions and the second on the dry tyres. Up to now, Susie’s role as development driver has seen her work in the team’s simulator, but this was her first chance to get behind the wheel of a Williams F1 car.
Susie joined Williams in April, becoming one of only a handful of women who have managed to break through into F1. Alongside her role at Williams, Susie also races in DTM where she is now in her seventh season of competition.
Speaking about the run, Susie said: "It was incredible to experience a Formula One car for the first time. I’ve done a lot of simulator work since I joined the team but nothing compares to the exhilaration of driving the real thing. The conditions were a little tricky as it was quite damp at the beginning of the run but the track soon dried out. The team also did a fantastic job preparing me, giving me all the information I needed so that I was always in control."