About: Susie Wolff
Susie Wolff is a former professional racing driver, who has driven in the Formula Renault, Formula Three, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and as a Development Driver for Williams Formula One.
Having made history as the first woman to participate in a Formula One weekend in 22 years at the 2014 British Grand Prix, Susie has scaled a male-dominated industry to reach the top.
F1 Academy, Managing Director, 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 was appointed Team Principal and shareholder of ROKiT Venturi Racing in her first formal move into team management and ownership.
In November 2021, she was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Monaco’s only racing team. In August 2022, following the team’s most successful season to date and a Vice-World Championship title, Susie announced her departure from the team and Formula E.
On March 1, 2023 Susie Wolff has been appointed as the Managing Director of the F1 Academy, the all-female driver category that aims to develop and prepare young female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition
Susie Wolff 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:
My Story – Motorsport is not just a man’s world. From starting as an 8 year old in karts to achieving my dream of driving in Formula 1.
Diversity – we are not defined by our gender but by our passion and character.
Motivational – dream big and always set goals. We all have a gut feeling inside leading us towards happiness and fulfillment.