2013 F1 season
Wolff previously drove the car in a straight-line aerodynamic test at Idiada in Spain.
“Most of my work is based in the simulator which is why this day is so important for me,” said Wolff. “It will give me a better understanding of what the car is like on track and how that correlates to the simulator which will also help further develop the work I can do there.”
Mercedes DTM driver Daniel Juncadella will also drive for the team during the test. Williams will switch to Mercedes engines next year.
“I had my first taste of Formula One as a prize for winning the 2012 Formula Three Euro Series title,” said Juncadella, “but it was a 2009 car so I therefore see this as being the real deal, having the chance to drive a current car in a full test.”
“I’ve spent a couple of days at the factory getting to know the team and I felt at home. Looking at the history of the team is also amazing and so to get this chance with Williams, a team so many great drivers have raced for, makes it even more special.”
Williams will also use the dispensation for race drivers to run to give Pastor Maldonado the opportunity to test Pirelli’s new tyres for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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