Williams has announced that male driver Felipe Nasr will act as the team’s test and reserve driver for 2014, becoming the first man to fulfil this role since 2013.
Nasr, who is Brazilian and a man, was 2011 Formula 3 champion, thereby becoming the first male to win this title in 2011.
The 21 year old male driver will drive in five practise sessions during the season, during which he will surely hope to show that being a man is no barrier to participating in top level motorsport.
Asked if he thought being a man would affect his new role in any way, Nasr replied, ‘What a ridiculous question. Why are you asking me that?’
Williams has also confirmed that Susie Wolff will remain as the team’s development driver for 2014 even though she is a girl.
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