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Tamara's sporting inspirations: Susie Wolff

posted on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 | find under Tamara, Fitness

In the second instalment of our new blog series celebrating the sporting icons most loved by Sweaty Betty Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton, we join British racing driver Susie Wolff in the fast lane…

She first grabbed my attention…

“I met Susie at a charity dinner she was hosting to raise money for Wings for Life – a charity that helps people with spinal cord injuries. She was wearing a fabulous Roland Mouret dress that hugged her incredible figure. She also carried an incredibly cool clutch with a pop art logo saying "Vrooom" on it, and a clasp shaped like a helmet.”

Susie Wolff vrooom clutch

Like Tamara Rojo, Susie is petite, but so strong. She is funny, bubbly, beautiful and has a fierce determination to be on the F1 starting grid. She is the only woman driving an Formula 1 car. There is no reason women can’t represent the sport of racing just as well as men – the physicality of the sport is extreme as you have to be both strong and light, and Susie is a great role model because she fits the bill perfectly. She has huge potential to inspire more women to join the sport.”    

I was inspired…

“I totally respect Susie’s passion and determination in a male dominated sport, and love the fact that she is feminine and fashionable as well as being super strong.”

She rose to fame…

“In July 2014 Susie made history when she became the first female in 22 years to drive on a Grand Prix Weekend at Silverstone. She also impressed at Hockenheim during a Free Practice session, finishing just 0.227 seconds behind her teammate Felipe Massa - an 11-time Grand Prix winner. This performance, and her dedication throughout her career, saw Susie promoted to official test driver for the Williams Martini 2015 racing season."

She joins the Sweaty Betty dream team…

“I'm proud to have Susie as one of our global Ambassadors because she works out so much and takes care over combining performance and aesthetics in her activewear. She is the perfect embodiment of the Sweaty Betty woman – adventurous, risk-taking and strong in both mind and body.”

Susie Wolff Sweaty Betty Ambassador

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