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Wolff becomes fourth female to drive an F1 car and dedicates it to de Villota

Wolff becomes fourth female to drive an F1 car and dedicates it to de Villota
October 17, 2012 - 12:45 PM

SILVERSTONE, England - Susie Wolff has become just the fourth woman in a decade to drive a Formula One car. She dedicated her first experience to Maria de Villota, who lost the sight in her right eye in a crash in July.

Wolff, a development driver for Williams, completed 100 kilometres of Silverstone's international circuit.

De Villota tested for Lotus-Renault last year at the Paul Ricard circuit near Marseille. In March she joined Marussia as a test driver, but lost the sight in her right eye in an accident at Duxford Airfield.

Wolff says "We were in contact a couple of weeks ago and she told me to drive for the both of us now, that I would be out there representing us both."

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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