After seven years in the race category, we say goodbye to Susie Wolff, who will also race for the final time in the DTM for Mercedes-Benz, having joined Mücke Motorsport in 2006, before moving to Team Persson the following season. The Williams F1 development driver, who drove an FW33 F1 car in a test for the first time at Silverstone this Wednesday past, has enjoyed the incredible journey with the Stuttgart outfit over her tenure in the category.
“Along the way I have enjoyed some really exciting racing, had some tough fights and met some brilliant people. I am very grateful and feel lucky to have achieved this and will always be thankful for the opportunity Mercedes-Benz AMG and HWA gave me.”
She may have not had the best run of results this season, but has been in a very competitive race series for the last 74 races, against some of the best racers in the world. Rest assured, the determined Scottish racer, will not be hanging up her helmet just yet, as her role with Williams F1 is set to continue, as she is looking forward to her ongoing future in racing, with other varied opportunities on the cards: “It’s been an amazing period of my life, not only will I take with me great memories, but also the most special prize – my husband. ”
“It will be a poignant moment for us all to see Susie drive in her final DTM race and conclude her DTM career. For seven seasons, Susie has been an important part of this closely fought championship and every one of her colleagues and rivals will tell you how well, tough and fair she drives,” said Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Norbert Haug, who praised her efforts and skills in any racing conditions, “She earned her place in the DTM against the toughest of competition and Susie is, and remains, a wonderfully skilled and likeable representative of our brand. Thank you Susie, on behalf of us all.”
The DTM will now have a void left behind by both Susie and David, with the hope that the next crop of racers from Scotland will soon join the ranks, to make it whole again. Both have made their mark in some way, shape or form, and will be missed…