Susie Wolff was the most successful female racing driver in Europe.
Born and raised in Scotland, Susie started her racing career in karts at club Level.
Aged 14 she already snagged the top positions at both European and international levels.
Susie began her professional career in the Formula Renault UK Championship, where she notched three podiums and was twice nominated for British Young Driver of the Year Award.
After a brief spell in Formula 3, she made her name with Mercedes Benz in DTM, the German Touring Car Championship, between 2006 and 2012. It was in this year that Susie moved into F1, being signed by Williams.
Wolff entered as a development driver for the team, holding the position for two seasons before being promoted to a test driver for the 2015 season.
At the 2014 British Grand Prix Susie made history by becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years.
Susie Wolff – Off the track…
After retiring in November 2015 from a long career spanning across a number of different motorsports, Susie Wolff joined Channel 4 for the launch of its F1 coverage as an expert analyst.
In 2016 Susie launched her own initiative called Dare to be Different in collaboration with the UK Motorsport Governing Body, the Motor Sports Association.
The initiative aims to drive female talent – inspiring, connecting and showcasing within male dominated industries.
Susie Wolff is much more than just a great driver. She is a brilliant role model for women making headway in a profession dominated by men.
She is bilingual in English and German and a firm favourite with sponsors and fans and an accomplished public speaker.
Speaking topics include:
- Personal Story – Motorsport is not just a man’s world. From starting as an 8 year old in karts to achieving the goal of driving in F1.
- Diversity – We are not defined by our gender but by our passion and character.
- Motivational – Dream big and always set goals.
Companies such as Randstad, UBS, Deutsche Post and Mercedes-Benz AMG book Susie regularly as a high valued speaker for their events.