Resignation of Susie Wolff

Resignation from active racing
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S usie Wolff has given up her dream of Formula 1. After three and a half years as a development driver at Williams, where the Scottish woman completed 4 assignments in Friday training sessions, she is leaving the team and wants to devote herself to new challenges in the future. At the end of the year, her racing career should officially be over.

Susie Wolff cannot jump into the regular cockpit

'My gut feeling tells me it's time to move on. It's time to new me Turning to tasks and facing new challenges, 'said the 32-year-old when she left. 'As an athlete, it is always difficult to find the right time to end your career, but it is now clear to me that my path has come to an end here.'

'I want Williams for that Thank you for making my dream of driving a Formula 1 car possible over the years. It has been great to work with everyone on the team, both in Grove and on the circuit. I want to thank everyone for being a part of my journey at Williams. Now I am closing this chapter and am looking forward to new challenges in the future. '

Wolff had always dreamed of getting a permanent cockpit at some point through his job as a development driver. But more than dry runs in the simulator and trial laps during test drives was not possible. The blonde was always a long way from racing. Adrian Sutil was signed as the official Williams substitute driver for 2015.

Williams praises contribution to development

Nevertheless, there was Farewell praise from Williams team boss Claire Williams: 'It has been a lot of fun to work with Susie over the years and to see how she has developed as a driver within the team. Her feedback and her knowledge of the car are great made an important contribution to our younger development. We are sorry to see her go. We thank her for her commitment and wish her all the best for the future. '

Using Susie Wolff as an example, there was always Basic discussions about women in Formula 1. Wolff himself was always aware of her special role: 'I ask myself today: Is F1 ready for a high-performance racing driver who can keep up at the highest level? Yes. Can this also be achieved as a woman? Anyway, it will happen soon? Unfortunately, no. We are faced with two problems here: We do not have enough young girls who start karting at an early ageand we have no inspiring role models. You sometimes have to be clear about this in order to see behind things. '

' These are the concerns that move me. But I want to give something back and support the next generation. Together with the MSA (Motor Sports Association) we will be launching a new initiative that will enable young women in motorsport to be successful on and off the track, and we want to show the next generation that motorsport can very well be an option for them. I dared to be different, dared to go other ways, and I want to inspire others to do the same. '

' From that point of view, I am very optimistic about the future. When you close one door, the next door opens. It's always moving forward, 'said Wolff. One day the fans will still see the racing driver in action. Susie Wolff and David Coulthard will compete for the Scottish team at the Race of Champions (October 21/22, 2015) in London. p>

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