Esmee Hawkey cuts an unusual figure in the Carrera Cup GB paddock. In her third year in the championship, the 22-year old from Chiselhurst in southeast England remains the only female driver on the grid. But far from feeling the pressure, if anything, this singularity seems to give Hawkey an edge.
It’s a big step for Hawkey, but an important one for a career trajectory that has already seen her climb the racing ranks at remarkable speed. It’s definitely the right move for me in developing as a driver. We only had one mechanic and a few staff last year, but this year I’ll have a lot more behind me, which helps you to focus on the driving. It’s very different to what I’ve been used to, but it’s the right step if I want to move into GT or endurance racing in the future.
Apr 11, 2020 at 01:06