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Friday, October 26, 2012

Susie Wolff already chosen as 2013 Williams Test Driver?

Perhaps the Herald Scotland knows more than the rest of us.  I spotted a link to this story on twitter yesterday, (sorry to the tweeter, probably GPD who has an eye for these stories, but I can't remember who it was) and was astounded as the very concept of it would currently appear to be without merit.

None of the F1 Journalists or other F1 heads out there have signalled any knowledge of it either.

The paper begins with the following quote:
The 29-year-old from Oban, who has been involved in motor sport since she used to beat the boys as a teenager growing up in the west of Scotland, took the wheel of an F1 vehicle for the first time last Wednesday at Silverstone, and Herald Sport understands she impressed her employers enough to gain elevation to what is effectively the third seat at Williams, behind their principal drivers, Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna.
They're saying that Bottas is out and Maldonado and Senna are both confirmed as next years driver pairing.

I simply cannot believe it.  Susie has driven an F1 car once in her life, last week and while she may have done all right (I haven't come across any lap-times) it's highly unlikely she's anywhere near the pace required to keep a third seat warm next season.

I know Toto Wolff is her husband but this would provide an entirely new definition of Nepotism

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Am I wrong or is the silly season just getting a bit sillier race by race?