Susie Wolff has announced her retirement from competitive motor sport after four years with Williams.
During that time she held various roles, latterly as an official test driver. She drove in several FP1 sessions, becoming the first woman to appear on a GP weekend since 1992, but her dream of racing at the top level remained out of reach. He final outing will be in the upcoming Race of Champions.
It remains to be seen whether she is making room for a replacement, although well-financed F3 man Lance Stroll has been linked with Williams. Meanwhile Alex Lynn is expected to have an enhanced role with the team.
“I’d like to thank Williams for the opportunity they have given me over the last few years which has allowed me to achieve my dream of driving a Formula 1 car,” said Wolff. “It has been great to work with everyone at the team, both at Grove and trackside, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been part of my journey at Williams. I am now closing this chapter but looking forward to new challenges in the future.”
Claire Williams said: “Her feedback and knowledge of the car has been an important part our recent development and we will be sorry to see her go. We want to thank her for all her efforts and wish her the very best for her future endeavours. We will of course be supporting both Susie and Felipe at the Race of Champions, and hope Susie has a great weekend to mark the last time we see her race.”