Races entered: 38
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.
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.
W Series Testing. Lausitzring, Germany. Sunday 14th April 2019. Copyright, 2019, Colin McMaster/LAT Images/W Series.