MOTORSPORT: Wolff admits to uncertainty over future

Susie Wolff

Susie Wolff

First published in Sport

Susie Wolff now faces “the million dollar question” as to where her Formula 1 career goes from here.

As part of her planned programme as development driver for the Grove-based Williams team, the 31-year-old Scot completed the first practice session for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim yesterday.

For one dreadful moment, though, it appeared as if the outing would again be short-lived, as was the case in first practice ahead of the British Grand Prix a fortnight ago.

On that day Wolff made history as she became the first woman for 22 years to take part in a race weekend, and only the sixth overall.

Wolff’s car stopped on track after just 20 minutes and four laps due to an engine failure.

Given a planned second bite of the cherry in Germany, with Valtteri Bottas again making way, on her first out-lap and just over a minute into the session, Wolff was seen touring.

But, unlike at Silverstone where she was forced to pull off track, she was able to coast back to the garage where the team rectified a minor electrical problem.

Wolff went on to complete 22 laps, finishing 15th on the timesheet, just a quarter of a second behind teammate Felipe Massa.

There were, though, two pitlane speeding fines in a matter of three minutes that cost her £1,580, but they were a blip on an otherwise fine display.

As to the exact nature of her next step, Wolff said: “That’s the million dollar question – what comes next?

“It’s difficult because it was only ever planned for me to do two practices one sessions this season, and that’s the second one done now.

“Of course it’s carrying on my work for the team. I’m always someone who likes to keep improving, keep moving forwards.

“That’s my aim, and that’s going to be the big fight. It’s tough, and that’s the big trouble in Formula 1, to get in the car and get more time in the car.”

Liam Sercombe determined to chip in with goals for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 25th May 2015

LIAM Sercombe is aiming to help solve Oxford United’s search for goals from midfield next season.

CRICKET: Aston Rowant rooted to the foot of the table after another loss

Oxford Mail: Shipton-under-Wychwood's Sasha Barras gives it some air during their rain-curtailed clash at Banbury 2nd

8:00am Monday 25th May 2015

The runs flowed for Aston Rowant at Finchampstead, but they still fell to a third successive loss in Divsion 2.

CRICKET: Woods and Shurmer set up convincing victory for Great Tew

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Devastating early spells from Matt Woods and Robbie Shurmer destroyed Amersham and enabled Great & Little Tew to keep up their winning run in Division 2 at Shardeloes on Saturday.

CRICKET: Three wins out of three for super Shipton

Oxford Mail: Shaun Miller took 3-9 in a miserly 6.3 over spell for Shipton-under-Wychwood in their surprise win against Finchampstead to get them finally off the mark

8:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Shipton-under-Wychwood maintained their 100 per cent record at the top of Division 2 with a comfortable six-wicket victory at home to Cove on Saturday.

CRICKET: Horspath blown away by record-breaker Roberts

Oxford Mail: Horspath's Harrison Ward

7:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Horspath were blown away by Henley opener Michael Roberts, who hit a league club record 155 to set the reigning champions on the way to a resounding 143-run victory in Division 1 at the Brakspear Ground.

CRICKET: Wright and West shine for Banbury in another victory

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

7:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Banbury continued their run of steam-rollering opponents with a resounding seven-wicket victory at Harefield in Division 1 on Saturday.

WEEKEND RESULTS: May 23-24

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

6:20am Monday 25th May 2015

CRICKET

Play-off heartbreak for Swindon Town and Wycombe Wanderers

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 25th May 2015

SWINDON Town and Wycombe Wanderers suffered play-off agony over the weekend.

CRICKET: Oxford bottom after failing to make most of winning position

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 25th May 2015

Oxford remain bottom of the Division 1 table after failing to press home a winning position against Reading on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Mike Ford is relishing challenge after taking over as Banbury United boss

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Former Oxford United captain Mike Ford is relishing a return to management with Banbury United, after spending more than a year out of the game.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree