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Wolff becomes fourth female to drive Formula One car

The Canadian Press

10/17/2012 12:56:49 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."