One Wolff Is Enough! Susie Wolff Rules Out Venturing Into F1 With Husband Toto

Published 07/22/2021, 11:23 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


The name Toto Wolff is a famous name in the Formula One paddock, but many don’t know that the Mercedes boss’ wife Susie Wolff works in the motorsport industry as well.

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Susie, like Toto, is the team principal of a racing team; she works in Formula E, an Electric motorsport series, as the team principal of Rokit Venturi Racing. Despite F1 being a bigger league, she plans to stick to the electric side of the grid and has no plans of joining her partner in F1.

Susie Wolff isn’t keen on joining Formula One

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Wolff is fully focused on making Venturi a winning team in Formula E and is planning to stick around for the long run.

She said, “But I also have to prove that it is successful because in the end I am responsible for the team’s performance. And I hope that with our performances in Formula E this year we have shown that it actually works.”

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Upon being asked if she would join the F1 grid, Wolff replied, “One Wolff in Formula 1 is enough! Otherwise, it would be a pack.”

 

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“When I came to Venturi, the company was in a completely different situation than it is now. There are exciting things to come for the team. We have a new American owner who is very ambitious. I’m someone who always likes to develop.

“I like to push myself and challenge myself to keep growing and when the season is over I can take stock, hopefully be proud of what we’ve achieved as a team, and then see what comes in the future,” Susie concluded. (Translate via Google Translate)

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Toto explains how being married to Susie affected her career

While many expect Susie to be reaping endless benefits of being married to the team principal of the championship-winning Mercedes F1 team, Toto revealed how she has actually had to deal with many obstacles in her career due to their marriage.

He said, “What makes me a little sad is that I am aware of doing more harm than good to her career that she built up long before she knew me. I often hear her described as ‘the wife of Toto Wolff’, which is fundamentally unfair.

“There are advertising contracts that she cannot conclude because of me and the conflict of interest.

 

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“She has had, and still has, a lot of compromises in terms of her career because of me,” Wolff concluded.

Susie is now helping her team, Rokit Venturi Racing to score maximum points in the championship. As it stands, the team sits in eighth place with 89 points in the standings.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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