Ace of Pace
Moving to Germany in 2017 to realise her motorsport dreams, Célia Martin has made the country's most famous and demanding race track – the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife – her workplace. For our client Jaguar Land Rover, journalist Geoff Poulton and photographer Gene Glover visited her at Jaguar Land Rover's Nürburgring test centre, and took an adrenaline-filled passenger ride through the 'green hell'.
"The course is incredibly challenging, but it also gives you a feeling of total freedom."
Full speed through the 'green hell'
After getting to know Célia Martin, she quickly gets to the point: Her motorsport career was anything but conventional. "I'm young, inexperienced and don't have a classic racing background," she says, "but I've learned to find my own way - and that makes me special." Jaguar got that. At the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world's first racing series for electric production vehicles, the 27-year-old started her first full season as a racing driver for the Viessman Team Germany in 2019. And with impressive results: she earned second places in both Paris and Berlin, only narrowly missing her first victory in the latter.
The result of the shoot: a dynamic photo gallery and an exciting portrait of an exceptional young woman who is making her mark in the male-dominated motorsport scene, for customer magazine The Jaguar and the Jaguar Owners Club website.