Susie Wolff went on to make history at the 2014 British Grand Prix by becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend in 22 years. She is a brilliant role model for women making headway in a profession dominated by men.
VENTURI Formula E Team Principal, Susie Wolff, began her competitive motorsport career over twenty years ago, starting out as so many of her racing contemporaries did, on the karting track. After cutting her teeth in karting, Formula Renault and DTM for Mercedes-Benz, Susie went on to make history at the 2014 British Grand Prix by becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend in 22 years.
Following her retirement from driving in 2015 and as part of her commitment to fostering positive change within the sport, in 2016 Susie launched Dare To Be Different, a call to action aimed squarely at driving female talent by inspiring the next generation and increasing female participation in all levels and aspects of motorsport.
In 2017 Susie’s hard work was formally acknowledged when she was awarded an MBE for her services and contribution to women in sport. On June 26 2018 Susie Wolff was appointed as Team Principal and a shareholder of VENTURI Formula E Team. Late 2018 ‘Dare to be Different’ united with the FIA’s initiative, ‘Girls on Track’, creating one global outreach undertaking important grassroots work globally ensuring that girls and women of all ages are aware of the opportunities available to them.
Susie 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. Companies such as Randstad, UBS, Deutsche Post and Mercedes-Benz AMG book her regularly as a high valued speaker for their events.
Susie has enjoyed public speaking since she was young entering public speaking competitions during her High School years and now enjoys speaking at events covering a number of topics for example:
From starting as an 8 year old in karts to achieving my dream of driving in Formula 1.
We all have a gut feeling inside leading us towards happiness and fulfilment.
Being a role model for women