Susie Wolff is appreciative of her family, especially her parents and brother David Stoddart, who supported her on her path to success.
Susie Wolff is a Scottish former professional racer and currently serves as a managing director at F1 Academy.
Despite following a different career route, her brother still understands her and has been inspiring her since she was a little child.
Wolff previously used to compete in karting and later moved to Formula Renault and Formula Three. She then entered the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters to race for Mercedes-Benz.
She received the British Woman Kart Racing Driver of the Year award in 1996. In honor of Wolff’s work as an advocate for women in sports, the University of Edinburgh awarded her an Honorary Fellowship on October 8, 2013.
The racer had put her studies on hold at Edinburgh’s Business School to pursue a professional career in racing.
Susie Wolff Brother David Stoddart
Susie was born to John and Sally Stoddart on December 6, 1982. She has an elder brother named David. The age gap between Susie and David is just 18 months.
David is an accomplished writer, director, and filmmaker. He completed his BA in Film Production as First Class Honours from the Arts University Bournemouth. Similarly, he did his MA in Directing Fiction from National Film and Television School.
David’s Bachelor’s graduation film, ‘Waiting for Exit Music,’ premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Similarly, his Master’s graduation film, ‘Solstice,’ premiered at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. The film received nominations for a BAFTA New Talent Award and a BAFTA Scotland award and won Best Short Film at The Hamptons International Film Festival.
David has worked in multiple short movies and television series. He is currently directing an upcoming movie ”Lone Star Bull.”
In 2013, the brother of the star racer was commissioned by the BBC to make a documentary about his sister and her ambition to become the first female F1 driver to race since 1974.
David made a 60-minute documentary titled, ”Driven: The Fastest Woman in the World,” and it was watched by more than 2 million people. In 2014, David won the prestigious RTS Award for the documentary.
About the documentary, he says:
”Susie was very open and honest throughout filming as she knew that I wasn’t out to do some expose on women in motorsport; instead, I was aiming to tell her story and prove that she’s not on a crusade to show that women can compete against men on the racetrack.”
Susie and her brother’s relationship extends beyond this. They two share tight bonds.
In several interviews, David has talked about how they used to play karts when they were younger.
Who Are Susie Wolff’s Parents
Susie’s parents, John and Sally, have been married for a long time. They are the proprietors of a motorbike dealership.
When John was young, he participated in professional racing and owned a motorcycle store. In the shop, he met the love of his life. Sally was purchasing her first motorbike when they ran into each other in the store.
The parents raised their children in Oban. The broad regions around Oban are ideal for bicycling and go-karting.
Susie and her brother were first placed on skis and bikes by their parents when they were very young. The siblings used to spend most of their time racing the little go-karts behind the main racetrack as they watched their father compete in bike races.
Susie’s career began when her father eventually stopped racing and purchased decent karts for Sally and her brother. At the age of 13, she was introduced to her first Formula 3 race, where she recognized her potential as a racing driver.
Husband Toto Wolff And Kids
Susie is married to an Austrian billionaire, motorsport executive, investor, and former racing driver, Torger Christian (Toto) Wolff.
The couple dated for about a year before getting engaged. It took them very little time to decide that they would be together, as they both came from the same profession and shared the same aspirations.
When the couple was enjoying a vacation in Venice, Toto got down on his knee and proposed to Susie. The couple later got married in 2011 on the Italian island of Capri.
The couple together have a baby named Jack, born on April 10, 2017. Toto has two more kids from his previous relationship.
Susie treats her stepchildren as if they were her own, and she takes pride in how she is parenting them.
Despite having enterprises all throughout Europe, the couple and their children live in Monaco.