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Film follows Fastest Woman in the World

A SCOTS racing driver currently test driving Formula One cars is set to feature in a documentary about her demanding role.

Susie Wolff, from Oban, will star in The Fastest Woman in the World – a BBC documentary which was shot by her film director brother, David Stoddart.

Ms Wolff is a development driver for the Williams racing team and was the first to test drive its new FW35 car last week ahead of the F1 season.

The documentary will be broadcast as part of BBC Scotland's spring schedule and features appearances from F1 stars Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard.

Ms Wolff, who now lives in Switzerland, said: "Shooting the film was one of the hardest things I've done.

"I'm a private person, so to have my brother follow me for nine months, through some difficult times – let's just say it was a challenge."

"I don't race to prove how good women can be against men. I race because it's in my blood and I hope this documentary will give an insight into a very competitive world, in which I've been racing since I was a young girl."

Her Bafta-nominated brother, 31, also found filming the documentary difficult at times.

He said: "It was tough combining the role of documentary maker and brother. It was challenging at times to strike the balance, but it's a great story that needed to be told."

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