Nationality: British

Age: 20

Races entered: 38

Podiums: 2

First race: My first race was a kart race at Blackbush in Surrey where I finished 1st Novice and 2nd Overall.

Favourite car: Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Favourite track: Monza

Racing hero: My father

Proudest moment: My proudest moment was starting pole in Monza in Carrera Cup GB.

Life ambition: To be a professional racing driver.

Biography

Esmee Hawkey is a British racer from Kent. She began racing in karting at the age of nine and moved to racing cars aged 15, racing a Ginetta Junior. In 2016 she progressed to GT racing, driving a Porsche Cayman GT4 and became vice champion in her rookie year.

Esmee’s racing highlights include becoming a Porsche GB Junior Finalist in 2017.

Who is your inspiration and why?

My biggest inspiration has always been my father. He’s the reason I got into motorsport and has always supported me every step of my racing career.

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

It would be absolutely amazing to win W Series, I never would have dreamed of racing in Formula cars before W Series and now with the chance to win $500k this could be an opportunity to fulfil my childhood dream of reaching the pinnacle of motorsport and getting to F1.