After a whirlwind maiden campaign, Esmee Hawkey looks forward to ending the season on a high as the 2021 DTM championship draws to a close at the revered Norisring street circuit.
After an action-packed 16 weeks of racing, Esmee’s successful debut season in DTM ends this weekend. An impressive year from Esmee has seen the 23-year-old emerge as one of the series’ brightest young talents with her speed and dedication clear to see. Her efforts were rewarded with a maiden DTM points finish at Assen, where she became one of the first women to score points in DTM since 2012.
Norisring holds a unique position on the DTM calendar as the only street circuit the series visits. Known as Germany’s answer to Monaco, drama is never far away as drivers reach high speeds just millimetres away from the barriers. At just 2.3km in length, lap times often prove extremely close too.
“The season has flown by and I can’t believe we’re already here at Norisring for the finale,” Esmee said. “It’s been a great year with T3 Motorsport and I’m looking forward to ending on a positive note. You’re on the limit all the time here and the margins are very fine so it’s all to play for. I'd also like to say a huge thank you to ROKiT for all of their support in making this year possible.”
The action gets underway on Friday with two Free Practice sessions at 12:05 local time (11:05 BST) and 16:05 (15:05). Qualifying at 10:00 (09:00) on Saturday morning will set the starting grid for the first race of the weekend, which follows later that afternoon at 13:30 (12:30). Sunday’s action begins at 10:00 (09:00) with the weekend’s second Qualifying session followed by the final race of the weekend at 13:30 (12:30) once again.
Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all of the action live throughout the weekend with Friday’s running streamed live on the DTM YouTube channel. On Saturday and Sunday, viewers can tune to BT Sport ESPN for live coverage of qualifying and both races.
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