RUMOUR: Susie Wolff to become new Williams team boss?

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Several notable sources are reporting that Susie Wolff, wife of Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, is the lead candidate to become the new team boss of Williams Racing.

Last week Williams announced that after two years with the team as CEO and Team Principal, Jost Capito is stepping aside from his role, along with Technical Director FX Demaison.

This obviously led to a lot of speculation on who the new team boss will be. Well, several notable sources such as Blick newspaper, Speed Week, F1-insider.com, are now reporting that the leading candidate for the position is none other than Susie Wolff, the wife of current Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

Another name that has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Capito is Williams’ current senior advisor, 2009 F1 champion Jenson Button, however reports are leaning more toward Wolff.

It is important to note that as of this writing this is still an unsubstantiated rumour, but we will keep you posted on any new developments.


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Susie Wolff has a history with Williams, as in 2012 she was named as the team’s development driver, while in 2015 she was promoted to the role of test driver.

After leaving Williams and ending her F1 career in 2015, Susie became a shareholder of the Venturi Formula E team in 2018 and subsequently became the team principal.

In 2021 she was promoted to the position of CEO late, but this year it was announced that she would leave the team ahead of an announced Maserati merger.

Additionally, her husband Toto Wolff bought a share of the Williams F1 Team and joined its board of directors in 2009, while in 2012 he became the team’s executive director. At the end of 2012 he left the team to become the team principal of Mercedes starting in 2013.

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