Susie Wolff has had a career of being the only woman on track, the only woman in the room. Becoming the first female driver in 22 years to drive a Formula One car at Silverstone in 2014, Wolff knew people had placed their highest hopes on her, while others were hoping she’d fail. After retiring from driving, Wolff has taken on a new challenge – the world of Formula E. As the principal for the Venturi racing team, Wolff is now a leading figure for this new world of electric race cars, and is aiming to make the championship more diverse than it’s Formula One predecessor. As Wolff likes to say, when the drivers are lined up on the starting grid, you can’t see who’s a man or a woman.
It's time to think bigger - the best entertainment always needs the mix of male and female - can you really host a great party with mainly just men attending? There are huge opportunities for women in motorsport, we just need to raise awareness, change perceptions and open the door to the female talent ready to take their place in the paddock.
It has been an incredible journey with many ups and downs. I feel privileged to have turned my passion into my profession... My gut feeling tells me it is time to move on. Time to explore new challenges and push myself in new environments. As a sportsperson it is always difficult to know when to stop but for me, this journey has come to an end.
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Susie Wolff made Formula One history on Friday - although it only lasted 20 minutes. Wolff became the first woman for 22
It takes a great deal of courage to launch a new idea, plunge into unfamiliar waters and break the code of what is perceived to be normal. Quit a stable job to pursue a dream but a preposterous calling, and you'll read doubt and skepticism between the lines of the most generous Sorry You're Leaving Card. Break a convention and you'll face an army of raised eyebrows.
Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has said women "do not have the mental aptitude" to compete in Formula 1 racing in comments