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2015-08-27 08:14

PATIENCE WEARING THIN: Female driver Susie Wolff says her quest to obtain a F1 seat might never turn into reality. Image: AFP/ Josep Lago

LONDON, England - Susie Wolff has admitted she might be nearing the end of her patience in the quest for a Formula 1 seat.

Wolff hopes of becoming the first woman in decades to contest grands prix were dealt a major blow earlier in 2015, when Williams overlooked her as the official race reserve driver.

She said, recalling the day Adrian Sutil was revealed in the role she coveted, "It wasn't the best time of my career. It was certainly tough."


Wolff, whose husband is the Mercedes chief and minor Williams shareholder Toto, has been a Williams test driver since 2012, even driving on some Friday (free practice sessions) mornings at races.

Wolff responded to a fan's tweet with a jibe at the male dominated sport:

She admitted to CNN that the Sutil story has made her wonder if her dream of actually racing in F1 may never happen.

She said: "I can't wait on the sidelines forever for my chance. There doesn't seem to be many opportunities for next year to get onto the grid.  This is going to be a winter of reflection because either it happens or it doesn't."

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