Susie Wolff Shares Heartening Throwback Photo With Lewis Hamilton

Published 08/05/2021, 9:10 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 26: Second place finisher Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with his trophy on the podium during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Susie Wolff, neé Stoddart, is currently the team principal of the RoKit Venturi Formula E team. However, it is worth mentioning that she used to be a racing driver herself. And while most believe her husband Toto Wolff is her only connection to the Mercedes F1 team and their drivers, that’s not the case. In fact, she has driven alongside seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton!

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Recently, she posted an image on Instagram where she shared the podium with the Knight.

The scene for this was the 2003 Formula Renault Championship during the 11th round of the season. While Hamilton won the race, Susie finished third behind James Rossiter. Another familiar face was Paul di Resta, who finished sixth in the race.

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Susie Wolff made her racing debut in 2002 in the Formula Renault Championship. Since then, she has raced in the British Formula 3 Championship and the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Additionally, the 38-year-old has served as the Williams F1 test and development driver. After the 2015 season, Wolff finally announced her retirement from racing.

What are Susie Wolff and Lewis Hamilton up to now?

As mentioned before, Susie Wolff is the team principal of the RoKit Venturi Racing Formula E team. She joined the outfit in 2018 and also became a team shareholder. Under her guidance, the team has recorded two victories and four podiums between the 2018-19 and the 2020-21 seasons.

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MARRAKESH, MOROCCO – FEBRUARY 29: Susie Wolff and Toto Wolff attend The ABB FIA Formula E Mad Hatters Moroccan Tea Party in celebration of the 2020 Marrakesh E-Prix at the Hotel Amanjena on February 29, 2020 in Marrakesh, Morocco. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Formula E)

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton has been romping away in Formula One, with a record-equalling seven F1 world championships. Currently, he is facing one of his fiercest championship battles with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. At the recently concluded Hungarian Grand Prix, he overcame a strategic blunder that saw him drop to the rear of the pack.

However, he put in an inspired drive to finish in third place, which later became second after Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from the Grand Prix.

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While his performance in Hungary was enough to see him retake the championship lead after Max Verstappen’s misfortunes, the Briton will be aware the Dutchman will have plenty of chances to strike back.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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