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F1 Academy: Susie Wolff appointed managing director of all-female series

Mar 1, 2023

Susie Wolff has been appointed managing director of the F1 Academy, an all-female series aimed at helping women drivers progress through motorsport.

Announced in November, it will consist of five teams of three cars contesting seven events featuring three races.

"This is an opportunity to promote genuine change in our industry," wrote Wolff on Twitter.

Former professional driver Wolff was team principal of the Venturi Formula E squad until last year.

"By creating the best possible structure to find and nurture female talent on their journey to the elite levels of motorsport, on and off track, I believe the F1 Academy can represent something beyond racing," Wolff added.

"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."

Wolff was named as a development driver for the Williams Formula 1 team in 2012, driving in several free practice sessions before retiring from racing in 2015.

Source: BBC Sports

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