Nationality: Netherlands

Age: 24

Races entered: 51

Wins: 1

Podiums: 9

First race: In a Mini Cooper at Zolder

Favourite car: Ferrari 488 GT3 and LMP3.

Favourite track: Spa-Francorchamps

Racing hero: My father. He’s been involved in professional motorsport for over 30 years, and achieved so much by his hard work and dedication.

Proudest moment: Still yet to come!

Life ambition: Make a career out of motorsport and to be able to keep racing as this is what I love and aspire to do.

Biography

Stéphane Kox is a Dutch racer from a family with racing pedigree – her father is racing driver Peter Kox.

Stéphane’s career highlights include racing in the Asian Le Mans Series.

What motivated you to get into motorsport?

Racing has been a family affaire for me, I’ve grown up with it. I never felt the pressure to race, but it feels like it’s in my blood, it’s what I need to do.

Who is your inspiration and why?

My father has been my biggest inspiration. He taught me that being a professional racing driver requires massive dedication and determination, besides having talent. Without any financial background he made a career out of racing, something which is still very rare in our sport now.

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

Keep dreaming, believing and working hard. With your determination and dedication you can achieve so much. Realise that you are unique, and try to maximise your strengths as much as possible.