Former Williams test driver and wife of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, Susie Wolff, has received an MBE in the Queens New Year honours list.

Susie retired from all Motorsport in November of 2015 a little more than a year after becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years, when she got behind the wheel at the British Grand Prix.

Now, after just celebrating her 34th birthday (Dec 6) Suzie was thrilled to be awarded such a high honour and has vowed to continue supporting women in chasing their dreams, no matter how big….

“What a way to end 2016,” she said. “Very humbled to receive an MBE in recognition of my service to women in sport. Like any female competitor, I simply aspired to compete on a level playing field and was able to chase that dream thanks to the never-ending support of my family and all those who backed me along the way."

"This is a recognition of their efforts as much as my own. Now my focus is on passing that support and belief to the next generations of young women who dare to be different in chasing their dreams.”