“Susie is good enough to race for a midfield team” – Toto Wolff


Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Friday 8 May 2015. Susie Wolff, Development Driver, Williams F1. Photo: Glenn Dunbar/Williams ref: Digital Image _89P2978

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes wife, Susie Wolff would have been good enough to race for a midfield Formula 1 team if she had the chance.

The former Williams Martini Racing development driver took part in four free practice sessions with the team. In 2015 she decided to hang up her helmet and end her motorsports career without starting a Grand Prix.

“I am sorry she never had the opportunity [to race], because I am convinced that she is good enough to race for a midfield team,” Toto told Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung.

“And it would have been good for F1 to have a female racing, because the media that normally ignores motorsport would have been interested. It’s a missed opportunity.”

“As family, I did not notice any difference now she’s taken this decision [to stop racing]. She is at peace with herself.”

With Susie’s ambition of becoming the first woman to start an F1 race in recent years over, she is now dedicating her time to discover the next generation of female talent in the motorsport industry with, Dare To Be Different.

  • 4thefuture

    I agree and merc,,should have a female second team.come on let’s have another first

  • Richard Piers

    Not good enough. Not the first woman to drive in F1. Would have been of interest for a few weeks and then the guffaws. Wait for someone who really can compete. It will happen, but not just yet.