Williams development driver Susie Wolff will become the first woman to compete at the annual Race of Champions event, which takes place at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados.
The event will mark the Scot’s return to racing after a two-year absence since leaving the German DTM series where she raced for seven seasons. Wolff joined the Williams F1 Team in 2012 as a development driver, leading her to become the first woman to drive in a Grand Prix practice session since 1992 when she drove the team’s FW36 at Silverstone and Hockenheim.
Wolff will join ROC regulars such as nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen, Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean, FIA World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg, Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and reigning Australian V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup as participants confirmed so far.
“I have a full-time job at Williams, which is great, but nothing can replace the adrenalin of racing and I can’t wait to get that back,” she said of the announcement.
“I’m proud to have been chosen to take part in the Race Of Champions and I’m looking forward to racing against some of the top-rated drivers in the world.”
The Bushy Park Circuit plays host to this year’s Race Of Champions from December 13-14.