May 10 (GMM) Toto Wolff has admitted his wife Susie has come to “a crossroads” in her F1 journey.
Earlier in 2015, despite looking ahead to two Friday practice outings with Williams, 32-year-old tester Susie Wolff was overlooked by the British team for its vacant role as official reserve driver.
Wolff admitted in Barcelona that being shunted behind the status of team newcomer Adrian Sutil meant she might now have to reconsider her F1 foray.
“I’ve always said that if I cannot make progress and I cannot improve, I would be the first one to hang up my helmet,” she said.
Her husband Toto, the team boss at Mercedes and still a minor shareholder of Williams, confirmed: “Susie is at a crossroads.
“She has to decide now if she continues to wait on the bench in F1 or if she wants to do something else,” Wolff told Salzburger Nachrichten.
The report said one possibility for Susie is a switch to the similarly Mercedes-powered Lotus team for 2016.
Salzburger Nachrichten said Wolff has ruled out a move to the backmarker Manor.