Charlie Martin is a British racing driver and LGBTQ+ activist. She has raced successfully in multiple disciplines, including single seaters, GT cars and sports cars. In 2022, she is competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, and is also the official development drive for Rocket MB Motorsport's BMW 330e M Sport in the BTCC.
In 2020, she made LGBTQ+ history as the first ever transgender driver to compete in the ADAC TOTAL 24hr Nurburgring-Rennen, where she finished 4th in class, racing a BMW M240i (she is a BMW 'Friend of the Brand'). In 2021 she finished 3rd in the Praga class of the Britcar Endurance Championship.
Her ambition is to make LGBTQ+ history by competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. She has overcome huge adversity since transitioning mid way through her career, and works with leading LGBTQ+ charities Stonewall (Sports Champion), Mermaids (Patron) and Athlete Ally (ambassador) to improve visibility, acceptance and inclusion in motorsport.
Charlie has featured in Vogue Magazine (July '21) and was listed in the Vogue 25, a celebration of inspiring women shaping the world in 2021 and beyond. She was also included in the Pride Power list, OUT Magazine 100 & Attitude 101.
She is a professional public speaker and works regularly with large organisations to help them improve their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
As if that wasn't enough, Charlie speaks fluent French, she is a keen trail runner, surfer and snowboarder, as well as vlogger on her YouTUbe channel, racking up an online following of over 50,000 highly-engaged followers.