Susie Wolff announced as Managing Director of F1 Academy

Formula 1 has announced that Susie Wolff will be the Managing Director of the F1 Academy, which aims to develop and prepare young female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition.

Announced in November, the F1 Academy is an all female driver series featuring five teams, 15 drivers and 21 races with Wolff brought in to enhance the managerial structure and offer her unique insight.

Wolff has a wealth of motorsport experience, both as a driver and team leader. From her development role with Williams which included FP1 outings in F1 to racing in DTM and then leading the Venturi Formula E squad as Team Principal.

In 2016, she launched ‘Dare to be Different’ a call to action aimed at driving female talent by inspiring the next generation and increasing female participation in all levels and aspects of the sport.

As F1 Academy Managing Director, Wolff will be reporting to F1 President and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, spearheading the development of female motorsport talent and focusing on creating a successful pathway to higher categories in the F1 pyramid.

The F1 Academy presents an opportunity to promote genuine change in our industry by creating the best possible structure to find and nurture female talent on their journey to the elite levels of motorsport, both on and off the racetrack. There is a lot of work to be done but there is also a clear determination to get this right. In doing so, I believe the F1 Academy can represent something beyond racing. It can inspire women around the world to follow their dreams and realise that with talent, passion and determination, there is no limit to what they can achieve. This is also the start of an important new chapter in my career, combining the experience I have developed so far with my passion for diversity and empowerment, so I would like to thank Stefano for entrusting me with a role that means as much to me personally as it does professionally.

Wolff on her new role.

It is fantastic news that Susie Wolff is joining the F1 Academy as Managing Director. Susie is an incredible person who understands what it takes to reach the highest levels of motorsport, both as a driver and Team Principal. She has a wealth of experience and first hand knowledge that will be of huge benefit to all of us and the drivers who are on their journey to progress through the racing pyramid. We are committed to maximising the opportunities in our sport for anyone to reach their true potential and achieve their dreams and we believe F1 Academy is a very important part of our plans to be a more diverse and inclusive sport.

Domenicali on the annoucement.

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