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Susie Wolff to test new Williams in Barcelona

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With pre-season testing set to get underway in under a month, the Williams Martini Racing team have announced that Susie Wolff will get her first taste of the 2015 machinery during one of the test days at the Circuit de Catalunya.

In a tweet from their official Twitter account, Williams confirmed the rumours that had been murmuring for a few days.

“We can confirm Susie Wolff will drive the FW37 for one day of the first Barcelona pre-season test,” said the tweet.

Williams enjoyed their best season for many years in 2014, finishing a highly competitive third in the Constructors’ Championship scoring nine podiums, six for Valtteri Bottas and three for Felipe Massa. Massa also took the only non-Mercedes pole position of the season when he led an all-Williams front row in Austria.

The FW37 is set to be launched before the end of the month, and it is hoped it can be the evolution the team requires to be able to clinch their first victory since Pastor Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix in 2012.

Wolff made history in 2014, competing in two free practice sessions for Williams, and becoming the first female driver to run in an official F1 session since Giovanna Amati for the ailing Brabham team back in 1992. She already has been promised two further outings for the team in 2015.

Pre-season testing is scheduled to get underway at the Circuito de Jerez on February 1st.

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