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F1: Amid Sergio Perez' criticism, Susie Wolff lived a short dream at Silverstone

Susie Wolff had faced some criticism from Sergio Perez, however a technical problem on the Williams had shortened her morning session.

"A huge thank you to all the support and help that I have had to get me ready for today," says Susie Wolff.

"It was a great feeling driving out of the garage. When I had my helmet on, it was just me and the car. I knew what I had to do and the car felt great. It was only one and a half flying laps but these things happen, I have another session in Hockenheim that I now have to work towards. Every time I step in the car, there is something to learn, so there are a few positives to take from today," added the Williams driver.

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Susie Wolff leaving the Williams' stand at Silverstone. (Photo: WRi2)

Earlier in the morning, Sergio Perez was saying on Antena 3, that Susie Wolff would be "better off in the kitchen".

The Sahara Force India driver apologized later, insisting he "admires" Wolff's talent and admitted it had been an "unfortunate joke".

Claire Williams acknowledges that Wolff's gender is at least playing a role in the opportunity she has been given this weekend.

"You would be naive to say that having a female on board does not bring commercial benefit," she told The Times newspaper. "She has to deliver as well."