Abbie Eaton Biography – Racer And The Grand Tour Test Driver

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Abbie Eaton has been racing since she was 10. Image Source: Abbie Eaton Instagram.

Last updated on July 17th, 2022 at 08:14 am

Abbie Eaton is a well-known personality in the racing world. She has been racing since 2002 and has competed in a number of championships with different teams. In over two decades of her professional venture, Eaton has won several races. Moreover, she is also a qualified racing instructor.

As one of the promising racers of her time, Abbie has been selected to race in W-Series for the 2022 season. This also marks her second appearance in the series. Likewise, there have been several queries about her, which we will be discussing in the paragraphs below.

Her Dad Is A Former Racing Driver

On January 2, 1992, Abigail Eaton was born in Hull, England. Abbie Eaton’s father, Paul Eaton, is a former racing driver and participated in many competitions in his professional career. He was racing karts when she was born and later moved on to cars following a big crash at Pembrey. So, the racer spent her childhood going around the different UK tracks and watching her dad.

In one interview, Eaton revealed that he is her hero till today. Talking about Abbie Eaton’s mother, Denise Eaton, is also supportive of her career. The racing driver revealed that her mom initially hoped for her to be a bit more girly. But after several failed attempts, Denise realized it wasn’t for her daughter. She then started accompanying her child to several races.


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Moreover, when she was young, Abbie’s love for animals made her want to pursue a career as a vet. Later, she got interested in motorsports. She stayed at college until she was in her late teens. Eaton has done A-Levels.

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Abbie Eaton Net Worth And Career

The British sportswoman has followed in her dad’s footsteps. She was only 10 when she raced for the first time. After karting, the young girl gradually moved on to higher levels and hence competed in a series of tournaments. So, in all these years of her professional venture, one can assume that Abbie Eaton’s net worth must be a notable amount.

Abbie has come a long way in her career. After karting for several years, she moved to cars when she was 15. Until 2014, she raced in a family-run team. The driver has competed in several national and international racing series, including the British GT Championship, W Series, and Britcar Endurance Championship – Praga. Now, let’s look at some of Abbie Eaton’s career stats.

Year Races Wins Podiums
2009 18 9 16
2014 18 5 10
2019 3 0 0
2021 13 1 2

Table Source: Driver Database

As mentioned earlier, Eaton currently races in the W Series. In October 2021, while racing at the Circuit of the Americas, she clipped a ‘sausage kerb,’ and that launched her into the air. Following the accident, she had a compression fracture of her T4 vertebrae.

Finally, in February 2022, the brace was removed from her back, and a month later, she resumed her racing career. However, it isn’t the only accident the racer has faced. For example, during the qualifying session at the Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium, she got involved in a crash along with Sarah Moore, Fabienne Wohlwend, Ayla Agren, Belen Garcia, and Beitske Visser in 2021.

Furthermore, Eaton is also a driving instructor and provides tuition to seasoned racers, novices, bell ends, and other types of racers. She also works as a precision driver for TV and films.

Abbie Eaton’s net worth mainly comprises her earnings from her prize money. So, with all the championships she has won, she must have earned considerably. Also, considering how W Series’ prize money was $500K in the previous two seasons, it must have organized a handsome pay for 2022 too.

Abbie Eaton’s Love Life

Well, the talented racer came out as a lesbian when she was seventeen and is currently in a relationship. She is dating Jessica Hawkins, a fellow racer. As the couple are both racing drivers, is it possible they met on the racetrack? Moreover, the pair have also competed together in several events. Also, Abbie is slightly taller than her partner, which makes them look cuter together.

Abbie Eaton's Girlfriend Jessica Hawkins
Abbie Eaton is currently in a relationship with Jessica Hawkins. Image Source: Abbie Eaton Instagram.

It is not known when the duo began dating, but in June 2020, they appeared together in Abbie’s post. The couple often flaunts their relationship on social media, and it is evident that they are madly in love with each other. Abbie Eaton’s girlfriend supports her and even competes against her in W Series.

The lovebirds are yet to tie the knot but let’s hope we get to hear some good news real soon. Nonetheless, Eaton seems to be doing well as a race driver and instructor. As the years pass by, there’s no doubt that she will earn more. Let’s hope Abbie continues being a great example for several other girls.

Trivia And Facts

  • Abbie has 155K followers on Instagram.
  • Eaton has a French bulldog, Riley.
  • She is a test driver for The Grand Tour.