So Schumacher is retiring from F1 at season’s end. David Coulthard is too, at least in the DTM. But there’s one other Mercedes DTM driver who’s leaving the Mercedes DTM team, and that is Scottish lady driver Susie Wolff. Wolff’s DTM debut was in 2006, where she did her first race with Mucke Motorsport. Straightaway, she showed her speed, finishing in the top ten.
Her most successful DTM season was in 2010, when she got into the top seven twice, finishing 13th in the standings. But Susie leaving the DTM and her distinctive pink DTM Mercedes doesn’t mean that she is being put out to pasture. In fact, she already has a job with the Williams F1 team, where she has been doing work as a development driver.
Says Norbert Haug, Mercedes VP of Mercedes Motorsport: “It will be a poignant moment for us all to see Susie drive in her final DTM race and conclude her DTM career. For seven seasons, Susie has been an important part of this closely fought championship and every one of her colleagues and rivals will tell you how well, tough and fair she drives. Susie may not have achieved spectacular results in the DTM, but she gave us some highlights in mixed conditions, in the wet and racing wheel to wheel; and her race pace was always better than her starting positions suggested.