Motorsports is full of some of the most enigmatic and committed competitors on and off-track…meet my three heroes
- Of course, of course, of course…Danica Patrick. As a young woman, who grew up watching a male dominant sport, she needs to be number one on my list. In seven seasons of IndyCar, Patrick became a fearless competitor. Rookie of the year in 2005, first woman to win an IndyCar race and the first woman to finish in the top-three of an Indy 500. I mean? Talk about a machine. She is the person who I admire the most and my motivation to work hard regardless of the challenges.
- Roger Penske, the Captain. If you follow IndyCar, then who know how committed this man is. Now the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar series, this man started his open-wheel domination as a boss in 1966. He is the winningest 500 owner with 18 victories. On race day driver’s often say: “the speedway picks who wins.” If this is true, then Roger Penske must be the speedway’s favorite guy.
- Next up…Susie (Stoddart) Wolff, MBE. Following a successful career in karting and the Formula ranks, Wolff became Team Principal at the rising Venturi Formula E Team. Apart from her work on-track, it’s what she does off that inspires me the most. Wolff is a hero of mine because of her FIA “Girls on Track: Dare to be Different,” global campaigning efforts. Wolff’s work encourages women to find involvement in motorsports and she provides opportunity for female growth in a male-dominated sport.