ESMEE IS A FAST LEARNER
A former pupil at Babington House School in Chislehurst has taken a step towards winning a seat as a Formula One racing driver. Esmee Hawkey, 20, has been selected as one of five British women to compete in a televised shoot-out to land a place in the inaugural all-female motor racing championship W Series.
The W Series carries a prize fund of £1.15m and is likely to lead to the first female Formula One racing driver.
Esmee, described by the school as a ‘shy and quiet’ girl when she arrived, has shown a steely determination and competitive spreak through her sporting career. She progressed from a young karting star to become a junior driver with Ginetta.
In 2016 she moved on to GT racing, driving a Porsche Cayman GT4, and had multiple wins and fastest laps, as well as winning the Brighton Speed Trial for Porsche GB and being chosen as a finalist in the Porsche GB Junior shootout.
Following the path of the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid, Esmee now competes in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship. An ambassador for Babington House School, Esmee proudly wears the school logo on her racing kit.
As well as developing her burgeoning motor racing career, she is also studying accountancy. Not so shy and quiet now ...