SCOTTISH Formula One test driver Susie Wolff is to make motor racing history when she becomes the first woman to compete in next month's prestigious Race of Champions event.

Wolff, the Williams development driver, and former Formula One pilot David Coulthard will represent Team GB in the annual event which has starred the likes of four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

And success against her male competitors in Bangkok, Thailand, could give her career another major boost.

The event pits drivers from Formula One, World Rally, Le Mans and motorcycling's Moto Gp in a head-to-head race in identical cars.

Wolff, of Oban, Arygll, will be in a field including Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher and Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen.

"I'm very proud to have been invited to represent Team GB at the Race Of Champions. Being the first-ever female in the competition doesn't bring any added pressure. I'm out there to simply do my best as a racing driver," she said.

"Any driver would love to be invited to compete in the Race Of Champions. We'll be up against drivers who are at the top of their game, so I know it's not going to be easy, but I'm relishing the challenge."

Coulthard, now a BBC commentator, said: "It's always a pleasure to take part in the Race Of Champions, and this time will be no exception with Susie. Our paths have already crossed and now we have a chance to race together for Team GB, or should that be Team Scotland."