Wolff realistic about F1 race seat chances

Susie Wolff did FP1 for Williams at Hockenheim

Susie Wolff did FP1 for Williams at Hockenheim

Susie Wolff admits that expecting to land a Formula 1 race seat for 2015, or the near future for that matter, is not a realistic proposition.

After suffering a mechanical failure at Silverstone two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Scot enjoyed a bit more track time ahead of the German Grand Prix on Friday at the wheel of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams.

Even she does not deny the PR factor in her two race weekend appearances this year, nor the fact that her husband – Williams co-owner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff – has helped her on her way.

Even so, Wolff was on the pace at Hockenheim, lapping just two tenths off Felipe Massa’s best time.

But she will not be reappearing on any other Friday mornings in 2014, the Grove based team has confirmed.

So the “million dollar question” – as Wolff herself puts it – is what comes next for potentially Formula 1’s first female race driver for more than two decades?

She admits that a 2015 seat with Williams is a long shot, and told APA agency, “Given the performances of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, that is not realistic.” (GMM)