While Formula 1 in Austin dominated the weekend, the F1 Academy had the honor of crowning its first champion, Marta García, this Saturday, October 21st.
Despite the festive atmosphere, the category’s managing director, Susie Wolff, made a point of expressing her disappointment in relation to the attitude of the world’s elite motorsport grid.
She emphasized that it is notable that only one driver has stood out in showing support for female drivers: Lewis Hamilton. When asked by Sky Sports about the commitment of the seven-time champion, who stands out as the driver most committed to promoting diversity in the paddock, Wolff addressed the topic.
“Obviously, we are getting support from Lewis. I mean, it’s a bit sad that it’s always Lewis, always him, who comes forward in person to show his support, showing up here,” commented Susie, who is married to the Mercedes boss , Toto Wolff. “Really… because I believe that at the end of the day, he understands what it’s like to be the only one, so he has a special connection,” he added. “I look forward to greater interaction with the F1 teams next year, as they have the necessary platform and voices. I believe this will be of great value to our mission, as this is not a short-term project. To achieve success , we need to think long term”, concluded Wolff.