||6 December 1982
Susie Wolff's motor racing journey began with her first kart race at the age of eight. Then called Susie Stoddart, she was soon travelling around Europe to karting events with her parents and brother in a truck, returning to Scotland in time for school on Monday morning.
That's the level of commitment required to make it all the way in motor sport, and Susie's dedication and ability was such that she went on to win the British Woman Kart Racing Driver of the Year four times in her teens.
From there it was a natural step to single-seaters, enjoying the road up through British Formula Renault and British Formula 3. But she ended up settling not in open-wheeled racing but in Germany's DTM Touring Car championship, where she competed for seven seasons from 2006 to 2012. In April 2012 Wolff reached motor sport's natural summit of Formula 1 as she sealed the role of development driver for the Williams F1 team. She made her first F1 race weekend appearances in free practice at Silverstone and Hockenheim in 2014.
The 2013 event that was called off in Bangkok would have been her first appearance at the Race Of Champions, where she was also due to partner fellow Scot David Coulthard in the ROC Nations Cup for Team GB. Now Wolff will make her debut at ROC 2014 in Barbados instead.
- 2012-2013 Development driver for the Williams F1 team
- 2006-2012 Seven seasons in Germany's DTM series
- 2002-2004 Four podiums in British Formula Renault
2005 British Formula 3 with Alan Docking Racing
2003-2004 Twice finalist in the BRDC McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year
2000 Won award for top female kart driver in the world
1996-1999 Four-time British Woman Kart Racing Driver of the Year
- Years contested: 2013*, 2014
*2013 would have been Susie's first appearance at the Race Of Champions but it was called off due to the political situation in Bangkok