Formula 1: Susie Wolff retires from motorsport


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Susie Wolff leaves the motor at the end of the championship 2015. So has announced Williams, the team that gave him the opportunity to ascend to Formula 1 and play for up to four free practice sessions. The pilot began in the world of go-karting, achieving the best british female pilot of karts from 96 to 99, and the best in the world in the year 2000, before going on to contest, in 2001, the Winter Series of Formula Renault, as in single-seaters. He played three seasons (2002, 2003 and 2004) in the british championship of the Formula Renault, where he achieved three podium finishes. In 2005 it jumped to the british Formula 3, and had an appearance in the Cup Porsche Carrera Great Britain, Brands Hatch. From the hand of Mercedes, he raced seven years in the DTM, championship German touring car. In 2010, got four points, and in April of 2012 would his signing as a development pilot of Williams.

Was a participant of the evolution of the cars FW35, FW36 and FW37 through his work in the simulator, and the contest for different test aerodynamic and circuit. In 2014, climbed in the car in free practice 1, britain, and Germany, being the first woman in 22 years I played an official test of the Formula 1 world. He repeated it in Spain and Great Britain in 2015, but he knew that the chance of a race remained very distant. At the beginning of this course, Valtteri Bottas suffered a back injury, and Williams signed to Adrian Sutil if the Finnish did not recover in time for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Susie, who had already announced this possibility, and thus confirms his retirement at the end of the year, after playing the Race of Champions:

I would like to thank Williams for the opportunity you have given me in the last few years, which has enabled me to achieve my dream of driving a Formula 1 car. It has been a pleasure working with the entire team, both in the Grove and on the track, and I would like to thank all of you who have been part of my journey at Williams. I am now closing this chapter, but eager to new challenges in the future.

— Susie Wolff (@Susie_Wolff) November 4, 2015

In the statement, also said goodbye to her Claire Williams, director of the team:

Has been a pleasure working with Susie over the years and see their development as a pilot within the team. Your feedback and knowledge of the car has been an important part of our recent development and we will be sad to see it go. We want to thank you for all your efforts and we wish him the best for his future projects. Of course, we will be supporting both Susie as Felipe in the Race of Champions, with the hope that Susie have a great weekend, the last time I see him compete.