Williams Martini Racing test driver Susie Wolff has been signed up to join David Coulthard for the 2015 Race of Champions on the 20-21 November. This will be the second year she has competed and will be hoping to go one better after the pair reached the final last year.
The two will join to become Team Scotland in the Nations Cup, while Wolff herself will also compete in the individual competition. She’ll be looking for more success in her home country after being knocked out in the group stage in 2014.
“Last year was a fantastic experience so I’m delighted to be coming back to the Race of Champions.” said Wolff, excited for the opportunity.
“It’s a very challenging event, you just go in and try to find the limit as quickly as possible in all the different cars while trying to avoid mistakes – all of it against some of the world’s best drivers.
“It was great to have David as my team-mate last year and even better to reach the final of the ROC Nations Cup. Now we can hopefully count on some extra support in London so we’ll try our best to do it again. I can’t wait to get back out there enjoying the adrenalin of racing once more.”
While ROC president Fredrik Johnsson said; “We’re very happy to have Susie back in the field for this year’s Race of Champions. Despite the added pressure of being ROC’s first ever female competitor she made a very successful debut in Barbados last year as she and David reached the ROC Nations Cup final.”
Wolff joins a number of other competitors already signed up for the event, including her Williams team mate Felipe Massa. Other current Formula 1 drivers include; Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg.
As well as single-seater drivers, the 2015 competition also sees the return of the defending teams’ champions; Petter Solberg and Tom Kristensen. While Mick Doohan and Jorge Lorenzo will represent the world of motorcycle racing.
Finally, the competition will also see; defending Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr., and double British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato, both return after a few years absence.