Susie Wolff Biography
After starting in karting at a young age, 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.
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.
On December 30th, 2016 Susie has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honors for her services to women in sport.
On June 26 2018 Susie was appointed as Team Principal and a shareholder of VENTURI Formula E Team. Susie’s appointment as Team Principal represents the next step in a wideranging motorsport career.
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Testimonials for Susie Wolff
“Very good way to come across, good energy, humble, smart to make all topics very relevant for the audience. Engaging and fun overall”
“Susie Wolff was really very inspirational. She has engaged our audience and was one of the favourite speakers and topic of the day”
“She is very eloquent person and her stories are exciting and captivating. Susie Wolff represents her views very committed and is a true professional”
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Susie Wolff for an executive event that our company has organized, In that time I have known Susie to be a personable, enthusiastic and a brilliant business woman and driver. Susie has built a strong reputation as someone with vision, diligence, and technical knowledge and I am thrilled I had the chance to experience seeing Susie implement these skills outside the race track. I found her speech at our conference to be incredibly valuable and educational, and so did the diverse group of automotive executive visiting our event. I strongly recommend Susie to anyone looking for a motivational or business speaker.”
Susie Wolff‘s Topics
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.
We are not defined by our gender but by our passion and character.
Dream big and always set goals.