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Susie Wolff Should Not Move Up to Race Seat, but Simona De Silvestro Could Have

Susie Wolff has broken down a lot of barriers in Formula One, and another fell to the Scot at the end of November. Williams, the team she joined as a development driver in 2012, have promoted her to the position of official test driver for 2015. It's the highest F1 role held by a female since 1992—in the driver hierarchy at Grove she sits third, behind only the two race drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. Or at least, she does for the time being. Having entered the sport in 2012 as a development driver for Williams, Wolff initially worked on the team's advanced simulator. Positive results saw her role gradually expand in 2013 before moving to the next level the following year. At the 2014 British Grand Prix, Wolff became the f...

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