"I knew today was going to be our day and so when we had issues early on I stayed calm and got the car back to the garage" - Susie Wolff.
Jul.19 (GMM) Susie Wolff admits expecting to land a race seat for 2015 is "not realistic".
After breaking down at Silverstone two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Scot enjoyed a bit more track time ahead of the German Grand Prix on Friday at the wheel of Valtteri Bottas' Williams.
Even she does not deny the PR factor in her two race weekend appearances this year, nor the fact that her husband - Williams co-owner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff - has helped her on her way.
Even so, Wolff was on the pace at Hockenheim, lapping just two tenths off Felipe Massa's best time.
Given the performances of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, a race seat is not realistic.
But she will not be reappearing on any other Friday mornings in 2014, the Grove based team has confirmed.
The "million dollar question"
So the "million dollar question" - as Wolff herself puts it - is what comes next for potentially F1's first female race driver for more than two decades?
She admits a 2015 seat with Williams is a long shot.
"Given the performances of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas," fluent German speaker Wolff is quoted by the Austrian press agency APA, "that is not realistic."
Will be looking for the next opportunity
She added, about her experience on Friday: "The car felt really good today and so I was able to get a good number of laps in. I was able to improve lap on lap and make use of the new set of tyres on the car. I was well prepared and the guys have done a good job for us all to be ready. I knew today was going to be our day and so when we had issues early on I stayed calm and got the car back to the garage. I will be continuing my work in the simulator for the remainder of the season, but I will be looking for the next opportunity to get behind the wheel as I really want to do more."