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Susie Wolff still eyeing Williams race seat

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Susie Wolff tested a year-old Williams FW33 at Silverstone last year © Sutton Images
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Williams reserve driver Susie Wolff is hoping a Young Driver Test at the end of the year will put her in a position to be considered for a race drive in the future.

Wolff tested a year-old Williams last season and completed a straight-line test in this year's FW35 ahead of the car's first pre-season test. At 30 years old, she is older than both the current race drivers but would qualify for a drive at the Young Driver Test as she has not taken part in a Formula One race.

She is hoping a run in the current car at a proper circuit later this year will give her the opportunity to prove to Williams she is competitive enough to race in F1.

"It's about doing the young driver days and proving I'm quick enough," she told BBC Sport. "So far I've done the test by myself and done all the aero work but I still have to prove that I'm fast enough.

"Then I'll have to apply for a super licence and then I've got myself as close as I can and I just need to hope that some sort of opportunity arises."

However, she would only want to drive for Williams if she had proved to the team that she is worthy of a race seat.

"I'm not going to jump steps, it's got to be done in right way and I've got to prove myself at each step of the way," she added. "Teams like Williams won't put a driver in the car if they're not good enough. I just need to show that I am.

"I have had to earn the respect of the team and I had to do that good test to show that I was capable and that I deserve the chance."