Races entered: 134
First race: 1995 in Finland
Favourite car: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback
Favourite track: I have to be honest, I don't have one. I like every track.
Racing hero: Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher
Proudest moment: When I became a mother
Life ambition: Being happy and fulfilling your ambitions and goals.
Emma Kimilainen is a racer from Helsinki in Finland. She has competed in a variety of racing disciplines from single-seaters to touring cars.
After taking a break to start a family, Emma returned to racing, making a comeback with PWR Racing Team in STCC.
Emma’s dad introduced her to motorsport when she was only a year old. So for her, it has been a way of life since she first sat behind the wheel at the age of three.
Who is your inspiration and why?
For me the inspiration has always been the feeling that I get when I drive. Everything else disappears and I become one with the car.
What advice would you give to girls thinking about getting into motorsport?
Just do it, no matter what the level might be. Try, learn, ask for help, develop yourself, be grateful to people who helps you and never give up. But most importantly, remember to enjoy it.
What would it mean to you to win the W Series title?
Obviously it would be a huge thing because I’m sure that winning opens great opportunities to literally change the face of motorsport in the highest professional level.
W Series Testing. Lausitzring, Germany. Sunday 14th April 2019. Copyright, 2019, Colin McMaster/LAT Images/W Series.