Wolff launches scheme to help women into racing
Former Williams Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff has launched the Dare To Be Different initiative that aims to boost female participation in motorsport.
Wolff retired from racing after last year’s Race of Champions but has now set up this scheme with the UK’S governing body, the Motor Sports Association.
It encourages women to become involved in all aspects of the sport and not just driving.
Dare To Be Different will run five events this year that will act as motorsport taster sessions.
“When I decided to hang up my helmet it was very clear that I wanted to give something back,” Wolff said.
“I wanted to make sure that I could pass on everything I’d learned because many people saw me as a role model, as a trailblazer, but the truth was I was just a driver trying to make it to the top of my sport.
“But if my story inspired others then I thought to myself, ‘OK I have to do something with that’, that’s where the idea of Dare To Be Different was born.
“We just want to open up the world of motorsport and show that it’s not quite as male dominated as it once was and there are many opportunities out there.”