Nationality: Australian

Age: 22

Races entered: 94

Podiums: 2

First race: It was back home in Australia inĀ 2005 in go-karts at Manning Valley Kart Club.

Favourite car: One of my favourite race cars that I would love to have driven would probably be the Lamborghini Murcielago GT1 back with the V12 engines.

Favourite track: Bathurst or Spa-Francorchamps

Racing hero: This is a really hard question as there have been so many people who have influenced and inspired me in Motorsport over the years, but one of them would have to be Leanne Tander - she is an Australian racing driver who has been an amazing mentor for me over the years.

Proudest moment: So far probably our podium finish in GT3 in the 2017 Blancpain Sprint Series at Misano in Silver Cup or winning the inaugural Reiter Young Stars Championship in GT4 in 2016.

Biography

Caitlin Wood is an Australian racer and the first Australian woman to ever compete successfully on the European stage full-time in circuit racing.

Caitlin’s career highlights include European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series.

What motivated you to get into motorsport?

My brother, he is a fair bit older than me and when I was born he was already in go-karts. So I fortunately grew up around it and as soon as I was old enough, seven – I jumped in to follow his footsteps (and then eventually beat him).

Who is your inspiration and why?

There are so many people who I find inspiring who have played such important roles in my life and career so far. But my inspiration is my dad. He is the most kind, passionate and hard working person who has sacrificed just as much as me to enable me to follow my goals. 

What advice would you give to girls thinking about getting into motorsport?

Do it! Enjoy it, whatever aspect in motorsport it may be. You deserve to be there just as much as anyone else. Hard work does not have a gender. 

What would it mean to you to win the W Series title?

Absolutely everything. I didn’t just want to be a part of the W Series, I needed it.