Susie Wolff

Susie Wolff's Dare to be Different encourages girls to go racing

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European Rally Championship racer Catie Munnings on girls entering motorsport at the grass roots level at Dare to be Different's first event:

"Lots of girls when they're young don't consider it, because they don't see a female sitting in the Formula 1 grid.

"It's been amazing to have Susie as a role model, and now we need someone not just for the drivers but for the engineering - this shows me, even now, 'oh that's a career, I could do that'."

Wonderful initiative, we need a lot more like this. 

Source: Autosport 

Susie Wolff retires from motorsport short of achieving F1 dream

After becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula One session in 22 years, Susie Wolff has announced that she is retiring from motorsport to pursue new challenges.

Williams released an official statement in which Wolff states that she believes F1 is ready for a woman driver, yet her own article has a slightly different tone.

"My progression into Formula 1 came to represent so much more than a racing driver simply trying to reach the pinnacle of the sport. It was also the hope that finally there may again be a female on the starting grid. I rode the wave, was energized by all the support and fought hard. There were those who wanted it to happen. Those who didn't."

I can't imagine, nor do I want to know, who didn't want to see Susie succeed in Formula One. I'd rather remember that Wolff came closer than thousands of other hopefuls even dare to dream, and how impeccably she approached her work and the opportunities that came her way.

"Fuck fish," indeed.

Source: Time to Hang Up the Helmet