25 Feb 2014

Wolff set to become F1s first female driver

5:56 am on 25 February 2014

Susie Wolff has set her sights on becoming the first woman for 22 years to take part in a formula one event and the 31 year old Scot will be involved in her first practice sessions ahead of the British and German Grands Prix in July.

Already a development driver with the British Williams team, Wolff hopes her knowledge of the Silverstone and Hockenheim circuits will help her end up on a race-day grid.

The last woman to drive a formula one car over a weekend was Giovanna Amati, who failed to qualify in the 1992 Brazilian GP for Brabham.