Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe

Hawkey linked to join DTM in second Lamborghini

Lamborghini squad T3 Motorsport is aiming to expand its presence in the DTM by adding a second car, with former W Series racer Esmee Hawkey linked to the race seat.

Esmee Hawkey

Esmee Hawkey

Andrew Hone / Motorsport Images

Germany-based T3 Motorsport announced at the end of April that it would enter a single Huracan GT3 Evo in the DTM this year for 19-year-old Esteban Muth, becoming the most recent addition to the 2021 DTM grid.

According to Autosport's sister title Motorsport-Total.com, T3 Motorsport is keen on fielding a second Lamborghini in the series, with the drive potentially going to 23-year-old Briton Hawkey.

Rumours of a potential second female driver in the DTM alongside Abt Audi recruit Sophia Floersch have been circulating for some time, with Hawkey even testing for T3 at Monza last week alongside Muth.

The reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB class champion was originally due to race for the Iron Lynx Ferrari team in the European Le Mans Series this year as part of an all-female line-up alongside Rahel Frey and Michele Gatting.

#71 T3 Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo: Maximilian Paul, Hugo Sasse

#71 T3 Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo: Maximilian Paul, Hugo Sasse

Photo by: Alexander Trienitz

But the Italian team terminated her contract after it emerged that she should have been classified as a silver driver, and that her bronze rating was a result of her management "providing incorrect information to the FIA through the mandatory application form.”

It is unclear how Hawkey received a bronze rating as she is under 30, with FIA’s categorising rules stating that any driver under that age is automatically classified a silver unless they are in their first year of racing or have received a gold or platinum status. 

Hawkey previously finished 15th in the inaugural season of W Series in 2019 - which ran on the DTM support bill - scoring just two points with a ninth-place result at Norisring.

Read Also:

Should Hawkey secure a berth in the DTM, it would take the grid to 19 full-season entries, plus the JP Motorsport McLaren driven by ex-Formula 1 driver Christian Klein that will contest three races this year. 

Floersch and Hawkey would become the first female drivers to race in the DTM since Susie Wolff and Frey in 2012. Floersch will race with both a female race engineer and female team manager for the first time, with Laura Muller and Maike Frik filling in those roles respectively.

Be part of Autosport community

Join the conversation

Related video

Previous article DTM reduces Monza race distance over fuel mileage fears
Next article Audi DTM team boss likens "wiser" Muller to Rast

Top Comments

There are no comments at the moment. Would you like to write one?

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe