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Aston Martin welcome Bond star into the fold

The Aston Martin Racing team have hired British racing and Hollywood stunt driver Jessica Hawkins to be a driver ambassador for the team.

British female racing star Jessica Hawkins has been signed by the Aston Martin Racing team to be a driver ambassador. Hawkins, who competed in the W Series and finished 11th, also moonlights as a stunt driver in Hollywood. The Briton's skill will be on display in both the latest Fast and the Furious film as well as in the upcoming James Bond flick No Time to Die. "I am really looking forward to working with Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg and the rest of the team," Hawkins said in an official press statement. "Although it will surely be a hell of a lot of hard work, it is a dream come true for me. Besides, I am definitely not afraid of hard work. "I also want to pay tribute and say thank you to W Series, which is a brilliant championship without which I would simply never have got this unbelievable chance to work within such a great Formula 1 team." Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer was also delighted by the decision to bring Hawkins onboard. "Jessica acquitted herself well in the inaugural season of W Series, 2019, finishing in the top 12 in the series’ standings, which success allowed her to progress to the next season of W Series, which will be run on the support card of eight Formula 1 Grands Prix this year," Szafanuer said. "(Hawkins) has not had it easy in her racing career so far, always having to fight for drives as all young drivers do, especially young women, and her determination to beat the odds is as obvious as it is admirable. "We are sure that Jessica will work very well with everyone in our team, across a variety of disciplines, both at Grands Prix and in between them."

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