F1 2014

Wolff Ready To Make F1 History For Women

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Susie Wolff is ready to make Formula One history this morning as she becomes the first female driver to participate in a full FIA World Championship session when she takes to the track for Williams.

Wolff, 31, has been a Williams test and development driver for two seasons but has yet to get behind the wheel of a contemporary F1 car on an actual Grand Prix weekend. That changes at 10:00 GMT when she will be the first woman since Giovanna Amati in 1992 who took part in three pre-qualifying sessions for Brabham.

World Champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have both expressed support for the Scot, whose Williams team qualified on the front row of the grid before finishing 3rd and 4th in Austria a fortnight ago. Last year, Wolff drove in the 2013 Young Driver Test at Silverstone and was competitive despite criticism from some quarters.

FP1 begins at 10:00 GMT.

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