Susie Wolff remains furious: 'I want to know who initiated this'

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8 December at 12:18
  • Ludo van Denderen

Suddenly, Susie Wolff - along with her husband Toto - was at the centre of a winter storm. The F1 Academy's managing director was suddenly the subject of an investigation by the FIA's Compliance Officer, with her integrity under scrutiny. After only two days, the FIA announced that no further investigation was being conducted.

Yet that is certainly not the end of the matter for Susie Wolff. Having already come out strongly earlier in the week in a post on X, she now does so again. The gist of the message: in her view, Thursday's summary statement by the motorsport federation is not enough.

Susie Wolff's statement

"When I saw the statement issued by the FIA yesterday evening, my first reaction was: 'Is that it?' For two days, insinuations have been made about my integrity in public and through background briefings, but nobody from the FIA has spoken to me directly. I might have been collateral damage in an unsuccessful attack on somebody else, or the target of a failed attempt to discredit me personally, but I have worked too hard to have my reputation called into question by an unfounded press release.

"We have come a long way as a sport. I was extremely thankful for the unified support of the Formula One teams. I have worked with so many passionate women and men at F1 and the FIA, who have the very best interests of our sport at heart. However, this episode has so far taken place without transparency or accountability. I have received online abuse about my work and my family. I will not allow myself to be intimidated and intend to follow up until I have found out who has instigated this campaign and misled the media. What happened this week is simply not good enough. As a sport, we must demand, and we deserve, better."