Student Motorsport (www.studentmotorsport.com), the first online motorsport community for young people, students, graduates, educators, institutions, professionals and organisations, has announced that Gemma Hatton, who, until recently, worked as Manor Racing’s Tyre and Strategy Engineer has joined as a contributor.
Gemma Hatton graduated from the University of Bath in 2014 with a Batchelor of Engineering degree and completed an MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering from Cranfield in 2015.
Prior to her role at Manor Racing, Gemma worked as a technical writer for Racecar Engineering magazine, as Data Engineer for Support Our Paras Racing and as Formula 1 Trackside Engineer for Pirelli.
Gemma has been focusing on developing a career in top-level motorsport from a young age.
“My passion for the motorsport industry began when I was 16 and I have been relentlessly working towards my ambitions ever since,” said Gemma. “By 23 I was trackside in Formula 1 as a Pirelli Tyre Engineer and by 25 I was Manor Racing’s Tyre and Strategy Engineer, supporting the drivers and engineers at the track.”
Gemma is the perfect match for Student Motorsport as her career has shown that hard work and determination will pay off in the long run but that the road may not be easy.
“My journey through motorsport so far, like most, has been extremely tough, demanding and requires a lot of sacrifices,” said Gemma. “However, when you do finally achieve what you set out to, it is simply the best feeling and you suddenly realise it was all worth it. If I was to give advice to people looking to step into the motorsport industry, it would be ‘never give up’, ‘say yes to opportunities’ and ‘do something extra’.
JP Latham, founder of Student Motorsport is delighted that Gemma Hatton has joined the community.
“Gemma’s career shows that, with study, hard work, determination and a ‘can-do’ attitude, success at the very highest is possible,” said Latham. “We are looking forward to Gemma’s contributions and are confident that her story will be an inspiration to our next generation of motorsport professionals.”