BEYOND THE GRID: Susie Wolff on turning her F1 dream into reality


From the age of eight, Susie Wolff dreamed of making it in motorsport. Formula 1 was her goal, and in 2014 she got her chance – driving for Williams in Free Practice 1 at the British Grand Prix, and becoming the first woman to drive in an official F1 session for more than two decades.

In the latest episode of Beyond The Grid, Susie tells host Tom Clarkson how she earned her F1 opportunity by making life-changing decisions and remaining dedicated to her dream.

She proved her speed in karting, where she raced Lewis Hamilton, in Germany’s DTM touring car championship with Mercedes, and in several F1 runs with Williams.

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Today, Susie is pushing to create opportunities for women who want to follow her path, and has valuable insight and advice to share. She’s also a leader, as CEO of the front-running Venturi Formula E team, and she lives the highs and lows of the Mercedes Formula 1 team through husband Toto.

Listen to Susie Wolff’s fascinating reflections on her motorsport career either in the audio player above, or via your favourite podcasting platform here – and find more Beyond The Grid interviews, including with Susie’s husband Toto and her former racing rivals like Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, here.


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