London - Susie Wolff will get to test her mettle alongside some of Formula One's regular male racers after former champions Williams included the Scot in their test line-up for Silverstone this week.
The wife of Mercedes motorsport head and Williams shareholder Toto will be driving the FW35 car on Friday in a young driver test that has been thrown open to race regulars as well to allow Pirelli to test tyres after controversial recent blowouts.
“It's a fantastic opportunity for me, so now it is up to me to prepare myself the best that I can for the day,” the 30-year-old development driver, the only woman currently carrying out such a role, said in a team statement.
“It's going to be a big challenge but the most important thing is to do a solid and consistent job and to give good feedback to the team to be able to prove I am at the level to compete on a day such as this.”
Wolff has already driven a 2011 Williams for a demonstration run at Silverstone and was the first to drive this year's car when she carried out an aerodynamic test at the Idiada facility in Spain in February.