Working with British motorsport’s governing body, the MSA, the former racing driver is hoping to inspire the next generation of not just racers, but females into all areas within the motorsport industry.
The 33-year-old retired from motorsport at the end of 2015 having appeared in four Practice One sessions for Williams over two seasons. Prior to that she spent seven years in the DTM.
“Our main aim with Dare To Be Different is to Drive Female Talent. This is an ambitious and long-term project that will build an online community of women from all over the world,” said Wolff.
“It will connect them through a shared passion and empower them to become the next wave of role models, whilst also providing access to some of the most successful female names in the sport.
“Our UK events for young girls will boost awareness and demonstrate the varied and exciting areas of the sport – showing that they too can dare to be different.
“I’m proud to launch today and must thank my team and our ambassadors for their invaluable contribution and dedication to the project.”
Dare To Be Different will have five headline events in 2016, starting at the Daytona karting track at Sandown Park in Surrey in April, before moving onto Nutts Corner in Northern Ireland in May, The Sports Show at the NEC in June, Scotland’s Knockhill Circuit in August, finishing at Daytona karting in Manchester in September.
At the events girls will be invited sample karting, with mentoring provided by high-profile motorsport females. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) ambassadors will also over motorsport based engineering challenges.
Former Williams test driver aiming to inspire more women into every area of motorsport Susie Wolff has launched her Dare To Be Different initiative aimed at inspiring more females into motorsport. Working with British motorsport’s governing body, the MSA, the former racing driver is hoping to inspire the next […]