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Wolff first woman in 22 years to race on F1 weekend

Susie Wolff will become the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend this season, after Williams said the Scot would be on track for them in two free practice sessions later this year.

The team said yesterday that the 31-year-old wife of Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, a former Williams executive director, would remain their development driver in an expanded role that will include two Friday outings.

Williams did not say which race weekends Wolff would be appearing at. Wolff, who raced for seven years in the German Touring Car (DTM) championship, took part in an official F1 test for Williams last year and has conducted straight-line aerodynamic tests. - Reuters.