Nationality: Japanese

Age: 21

Races entered: 22

First race: Karting: APG TRY in 2003 Single Seater: FIA-F4 in 2015

Favourite car: FIA-F4

Favourite track: Suzuka, Sugo

Proudest moment: Winning the Kyojo Ladies Championship 3 years in a row

Life ambition: To be an F1 driver and to be successful


Miki Koyama is a Japanese racer who has yet to compete in Europe. Her career highlights include racing in the F4 Japanese Championship.

Miki’s family have alway been huge motorsport fans, and Miki began riding bikes as a four year old. She got into karting by accident when her mother mistakenly bought a kart magazine.

She says she has inherited her father’s competitiveness and that racing is in her blood.

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

Always be prepared to take any opportunity whenever you have a chance.

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

It would prove that I am one step closer to becoming a Formula 1 driver.