About Courtney

Courtney has been mad for motorsport right from when she could walk, always wanting a faster mode of transport. She loved bikes, motorbikes, anything motorised at shopping centres, and watching Supercars and F1 on TV with her dad.

From the age of five she started pestering her dad to get into racing motorbikes, of which he said “no it’s too dangerous maybe go karts when you’re older”. She was only ever going to be a race car driver and her career goal and dream has never changed.

When she was seven her parents bought her a go kart, it took her a little time to get the courage to go out on the track but once she got going around the track, she never looked back.  Following the karting calendar around the State (Victoria) and some National rounds, Courtney had much success over  for almost seven years.  At fourteen years old she secured a Formula Ford drive with Sonic Motor Racing Services – the youngest ever female competitor.  Being the smallest driver they have ever had there were challengers fitting out the car.  In March 2016 Courtney started practising and towards the middle of the year the Team said she was ready to have a few races to prepare for the 2017 season.

2017 was her Rookie year in Formula Ford, doing as many rounds in Victoria State and National Series as possible and having great success.  Courtney is looking forward to the 2018 season racing Formula Ford in the Australian National Series with Sonic Motor Racing Services.

Juggling study and motor racing is challenging.  Courtney also attends gym and personal training sessions 4-5 times per week to keep up her core strength and fitness tailoring specific exercises for motor racing. She’s determined and ready to race.

Courtney Prince outside Southbank, she is a 16 year old driver who is a serious contender in the Formula Ford competition. Picture: Tony Gough
Courtney Prince outside Southbank, she is a 16 year old driver who is a serious contender in the Formula Ford competition. Picture: Tony Gough #heraldsun

Up Close With Courtney

AGE 18
BIRTH DATE: 10th September 2001
HOME TOWN: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
RESIDENCE: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
STUDY: Year 12
HOBBIES: Gym, fitness training, and horse riding
KEEPING RACE READY: Training up to 5 times per week
AMBITION IN MOTORSPORT: To become a professional race car driver
DREAM CAREER: Formula One Driver
FAVORITE COLOUR: Lime green
FAVORITE NUMBER: 3
FAVORITE FOOD: Pasta
FAVORITE DRINK: Raspberry Lemonade
FAVORITE RACE TRACK: Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek)
DREAM ROAD CAR: Lamborghini Huracan in lime green
INSPIRATIONS: Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and James Courtney
Courtney Prince at Winton. May 2019. Photo: Ben Roehlen/Pace Images

Career Highlights

Formula Ford

2018 The Bend SA State Round – 1st-3rd June
Qualified 3rd – Race 1, 3 and 4 – finished 3rd
Wakefield round 3 National Series – 25-27 May
Qualified 6th – Race 1, 3 – finished 4th
National Series Round 1 – Winton 9-11th March
Qualified 5th
Race 1 – 4th
Race 3 – 4th
2017 Island Magic at Phillip Island, 25th – 26th November.
Race 1 — 2nd
Race 3 — 4th
National Series Round Phillip Island
Race 1 — 5th, Race 2 — 2nd
Victoria State Round Winton
Qualified 3rd
Victoria State Round  Phillip Island
Qualified 4th
Courtney's racing at the The Bend SA State Round.

Go Karting – Over 35 Wins, over 20 2nds & 3rds

2015 Winning Country Series Championship
ELKC Club Champion Junior Light
ELKC Best and Fairest Junior
2014 Winning Australasian Title Rookies
Winning Ladies Championship Rookies
3rd CIK Stars of Karting Championship Rookies
Winning ELKC Club Champion Rookies
Winning ELKC Best and Fairest Rookies
Winning Victorian ROOKIE Karter of the Year
3rd in Country Series Championship
2013 Winning Australasian Title Cadets
Winning Junior Sprint Championship Cadets
Winning ELKC Club Champion Cadets
2011 Winning Ladies Championship Cadets
Courtney's First Race.