Wolff handed Williams test

Monday 15-July-2013 12:39

Susie Wolff will get her first taste of Formula One action when she takes part in the Young Driver Test at Silverstone this week.

The 30-year-old Wolff, who was promoted to Williams' test driver at the start of the season, will share testing duties with Daniel Juncadella while Pastor Maldonado will sample the new Pirelli tyres.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for me, so now it is up to me to prepare myself the best that I can for the day," said Wolff. "It's going to be a big challenge, but the most important thing is to do a solid and consistent job and to give good feedback to the team to be able to prove I am at the level to compete on a day such as this.

"Most of my work is based in the simulator, which is why this day is so important for me. It will give me a better understanding of what the car is like on track and how that correlates to the simulator which will also help further develop the work I can do there."

Spaniard Juncadella is the reigning F3 Euroseries champion and he is currently competing for Mucke Motorsport in the DTM.

"It's an important test for any young driver as there aren't many opportunities to drive an F1 car," the 22-year-old said. "I had my first taste of F1 as a prize for winning the 2012 F3 Euroseries title, but it was a 2009 car so I therefore see this as being the real deal, having the chance to drive a current car in a full test.

"I've spent a couple of days at the factory getting to know the team and I felt at home. Looking at the history of the team is also amazing and so to get this chance with Williams, a team so many great drivers have raced for, makes it even more special."

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