The First Woman of Formula 1 Races
Susie Wolff became the first female pilot to race on the race weekend after 22 years in Formula One. The Scottish pilot, aged 31, struggled during the first training tours of the UK and Germany races in July. Wolff, who joined Williams two years ago, had an impressive performance on his test drives on the Silverstone track in July.
Susie Wolff, a 31-year-old female pilot who served as development driver for Williams, ran in the first training session of the Grand Prix of Great Britain and Germany in the 2014 season. The Scottish driver, who is married to the executive director of the Mercedes team and the shareholder of the Williams team, Toto Wolff, was the first female pilot to join the Italian race Giovanna Amati 22 years after a race in the Formula 1 calendar after failing to qualify for the race in three qualifying rounds with the Brabham team in 1992 it will be.
The last woman to take part in a race in Formula 1 was Italian Lella Lombardi in 1976. Susie Wolff, who competed in the Formula 3 and Formula Renault series in England, has struggled since 2006 in the series of German Passenger Cars (DTM). Besides Wolff, Swiss Simona De Silvestro is the other female pilot who will be in Formula 1 in the future.
The Sauber team plans to put De Silvestro in the races in 2015, which it has linked to its colors in February. Maria de Villota, a Spanish woman who died of a heart attack at the age of 33 in October 2013, has been a test pilot on Lotus Renault and Marussia teams.