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Inspirational speaker Susie Wolff makes F1 history

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
administrator at Chartwell Speakers

F1 test driver and inspirational speaker Susie Wolff made F1 history after becoming the first woman for 22 years to take part in a Formula One weekend. As the sixth woman to have taken part overall, she rolled a Williams out of the garage at the start of first practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

However, Susie’s big moment became a minor detail all too quickly when her Williams suffered mechanical failure. An oil-pressure problem cut the engine off, forcing her to pull out after only 20 minutes.

Drawing on the positives, Susie commented that: “I had so much support out there, and for that I’m very thankful…I had a good feeling out there in the car and I was looking forward to it. It turned out to be a very short run, but I have to keep my head up and look forward to Hockenheim. I felt very ready for today; the team had done a fantastic job of preparing me.”

Susie went on to add that it “was also inspirational for women. I made it out on to the track, but I have to show I can do a lot more than just drive in the car for one lap. I want to show I’m quick enough in Formula One.”

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To find out more about Susie Wolff, or to book her as a speaker, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at [email protected] or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.



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