F1 » Young Driver Test outing with Williams 'a must' for Susie Wolff


Susie Wolff: There's many people who think it's going to be embarrassing for me to drive on a young driver day, because I'm going to be so far off the pace. For me, it's incredible to hear such comments...

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deathraceking - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 9:22 PM

With the obvious exception of the publicity, I can see no redeeming factor in having Susie as a driver. Case in point, I don't believe she has ever won a topline race, and rarely troubled the podium.
If we're talking future potential then maybe Alice Powell would be a better choice.

tremur - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 11:09 PM

Pretty obvious why she got the job and that reason works for Mercedes now.

She has done nothing to deserve the chance. She might be a good developement driver and I've heard her feedback is pretty good, but.........

She shouldn't rock the boat or she'll be swimming very soon

1Jez

May 03, 2013 4:58 AM

It's Williams, so all she needs is more financial backing than the next driver. Sir Frank will let any hack with the right coin drive his cars these days - Pastor Maldonado, anyone?

Seriously, though, getting a female driver on the grid would be a positive thing, but ONLY if they are there based on performance versus all other candidates. F1 drivers should be the best in the world, period. Not because they have the cash or are a particular gender - ability deserves a drive.

EdgarJ - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 9:06 AM

I think she is quite deluded. Some drivers retire at her age! After winning major championships.
And she thinks she has a right to joinn the YOUNG drivers Test. At 30.....
I am so fed up with the "female needed in F1".
Fast and competetive drivers are what's needed in ANY championship. Male or Female.

I hope she does get a chance to be compared to other drivers at equal terms. When the flag drops, the bull**** stops.....

SkidCarrera

May 04, 2013 10:36 AM

The mood of these comments is spot on. Susie has had, at best, a mediocre career up till now. If she were a man with the same CV, he would be in retirement already.

Situations like this provide further evidence - if any were needed - that the female physique/mindset just isn't compatible with Grand Prix racing.

If F1 needs and wants the "sideshow" of a female participant, then that's a different story. Just let's not pretend Susie will be there because she can outperform Lewis Hamilton. That would be unfair on her, and would miss the point completely.

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