What’s remarkable is that Wolff displays zero bitterness about making it as a woman in a male-dominated sport. She focuses her energy on the future of women in the field. In 2019, her non-profit organization Dare To Be Different united with the FIA Girls on Track programme to reach a wider audience, continuing to raise awareness of the opportunities for women and girls in motorsport. During her four years with Venturi’s Formula E team (as Team Principal and Chief Executive), Wolff saw the change she made. “I had one of the most diverse teams in top-level motorsport—one-third of my team was female… I know the power of women, especially mothers. We don’t have time not to get stuff done,” she says.
Wolff also isn’t afraid to share her own challenges. “As women, we’re always trying to juggle it all—which feels impossible. I’ve got my own dreams and ambitions that I want to follow and at the same time, I want to be the best mother and wife I can be.”
With such a demanding schedule, Wolff finds time to connect with her husband while flying, often to the next F1 race. “Quite often, I get on board with Toto and if it’s just the two of us, I don’t want the flight to stop… It’s a valuable time to just be together. It feels like our living room, we’re so comfortable,” she says of their time on board their Bombardier jet. “It’s a place where we are able to recharge our batteries, to find calm.”
Yet Wolff shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Recently, Formula 1 announced that she would be taking on a new appointment as the Managing Director of the F1 Academy, the all-female driver category that aims to prepare young female drivers for competition. “There is a clear determination to get this right,” Wolff says of the new set of ambitions she’s designed for the job. “I believe the F1 Academy can represent something beyond racing. It can inspire women to follow their dreams and realise that with talent, passion and determination, there is no limit to what they can achieve.”