- Susie Wolff (TV Spielfilm Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) to line up on Hockenheim grid for 74th and final time in DTM
- Seven DTM seasons with Mercedes-Benz since 2006
Susie Wolff (29, Scotland, TV Spielfilm Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) will contest her last race in the world’s most popular touring car series in the DTM season finale (21st October 2012). Over the past seven years, the Scottish driver has contested 73 DTM races for Mercedes-Benz to date. Her best results were two seventh places during the 2010 season.
Wolff made her DTM debut in 2006 with Mücke Motorsport and earned respect straightaway in her first race in the AMG Mercedes C-Class at Hockenheim, where she achieved a top-ten finish. At the end of her debut DTM season, she moved to Team Persson, which has also prepared her TV Spielfilm Mercedes AMG C-Coupé this season.
The 29-year-old earned her first points with a seventh place finish at the Lausitzring in 2010. She went on to repeat that result at Hockenheim in the October of the same year. With a total of four points, Wolff finished in 13th place in the 2010 standings after enjoying the most successful of her seven seasons in the DTM.
In addition to working with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM, Wolff has been a development driver for the Williams F1 team since the start of 2012. She completed her first Formula 1 test for the team earlier this week.
Susie Wolff: “Driving for Mercedes-Benz AMG in the DTM, one of the best championships in the world, has been an incredible journey that started seven years ago for me and I am very proud to have been part of such a great team. Along the way I have enjoyed some really exciting racing, had some tough fights and met some brilliant people. I am very grateful and feel lucky to have achieved this and will always be thankful for the opportunity Mercedes-Benz AMG and HWA gave me.
The DTM has been a challenge and it’s disappointing to not have achieved my best results this season. I always pushed hard, however, and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my racing career at the highest level. It’s been an amazing period of my life, not only will I take with me great memories, but also the most special prize – my husband. Most importantly, thank you to all of my fans who have supported me. Be assured I am by no means ready to hang up my helmet yet and am looking forward to exciting new opportunities in the future.”
Norbert Haug, Vice President Mercedes-Benz 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. She earned her place in the DTM against the toughest of competition and Susie is, and remains, a wonderfully skilled and likeable representative of our brand. Thank you Susie, on behalf of us all.”