Name: Emma Kimiläinen
Born: 8.7.1989 in Helsinki, Finland
Current hometown: Helsinki, Finland
Education: BBA, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and International Sports Management Certificate USSA (United States Sports Academy)
Racing Club: AL Helsinki
Interests: Physical training (martial arts), ice hockey, music, politics and baking
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite drink: Coke zero
Free time: Doing some sporty activities with the family, cooking or seeing friends
I’m a racing car driver and mom.
In addition to being an athlete, I’m also a media personality; hosting TV and radio shows. I published my first book “Naisen autoiluopas” = A Woman’s driving guide in March 2015.
I started to drive go karts already at the age of three and participated in my first race when I was only five years old. I’ve been chosen as the best female driver several times as well as The Racing Driver of The Year in Finland. I have gained over 20 years of driving experience, lots of races and plenty of success. In 2003 and 2004 I raced in the international go kart class ICA-Junior and in order to get the feel of the international races, I took part also in Italian Open Masters as well as European Championship in Belgium and in Portugal. In the years 2005-2009 I competed in smaller formulas. First Formula Ford in the North European zone for two seasons. Then I moved up to Nordic Formula Radical in 2007 and in 2008 I competed in a new class named Formula Masters ADAC in Germany. From there I moved on to Formula Palmer Audi to England. Years 2010 -2013 I had a break from racing. Because not finding the right place to compete in, I decided to focus on educating myself, get some real work experience and start a family. But I never gave up my dream to be a professional racing driver. And then, over four seasons after in 2014, it happened. I made a comeback to racetracks in cooperation with PWR Racing Team in STCC.
Since the 2019 season I am part of the amazing W Series. It is such a professional series and I really enjoy racing the Tatuus F3-car.