W Series to run five-day pre-season test in Valencia

The W Series has revealed plans for a five-day pre-season test held at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo in April. It will be the first track action for the all-female single-seater series since the cancellation of its 2020 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All drivers that were set to contest the 2020 campaign, including the … Read more W Series to run five-day pre-season test in Valencia

Female participation in motorsport to “explode” in next 10 years – Legge

Female participation in motorsport is set to “explode” in the next 10 years as more emerging drivers prove that being competitive isn’t an “anomaly”, says ex-Formula E racer Katherine Legge. The new-for-2021 Extreme E series has enshrined a 50-50 gender split within its teams, providing opportunities for up-and-coming female drivers to share the platform with … Read more Female participation in motorsport to “explode” in next 10 years – Legge

Visser: F1 support status won’t change W Series paddock atmosphere

The atmosphere in the W Series paddock between its competitors won’t be any different in 2021 when it joins the Formula 1 support bill, according to 2019 runner-up Beitske Visser. The all-female single-seater series raced as part of the DTM’s weekend package during its first season in 2019, and was set to support F1 at … Read more Visser: F1 support status won’t change W Series paddock atmosphere

W Series reveals 2021 calendar, eight events as F1 support selected

W Series has revealed the eight Formula 1 support races that will form its 2021 calendar, which includes the British Grand Prix and flyaway events in the US and Mexico. The all-female driver championship was set to join the F1 support bill in 2020 for two races as part of its second campaign, which had … Read more W Series reveals 2021 calendar, eight events as F1 support selected

Saudi Arabia open to W Series race on 2021 F1 support bill

Saudi Arabia is open to holding a W Series race as early as next year, with the female racing series set for a number of Formula 1 support race slots. The Middle East country has been regarded as one of the most gender segregated countries in the word, with women having only being legally allowed … Read more Saudi Arabia open to W Series race on 2021 F1 support bill

W Series to join F1 support bill at eight races in 2021

The W Series will join the support bill at eight Formula 1 events in 2021 for its second season, the all-female single-seater series has announced. W Series played a supporting role to the DTM in its inaugural 2019 season, while the 2020 season was meant to feature two F1 events, the Circuit of the Americas … Read more W Series to join F1 support bill at eight races in 2021

W Series eyeing regular F1 support slot in 2021

The W Series could become a regular support category at Formula 1 events in 2021 if plans currently being discussed come to fruition. The 2020 championship – which was canned in June due to the COVID-19 crisis – was already supposed to visit the US and Mexican Grands Prix. When the cancellation announcement was made … Read more W Series eyeing regular F1 support slot in 2021

W Series open to racing on its own or alongside other categories

W Series CEO Catherine Bond-Muir says that the all-female single-seater championship is open to racing on its own or alongside other categories should the DTM have to stop after 2020. The new-for-2019 championship raced on the undercard of six DTM races last season and the original plan was to do the same in 2020 alongside … Read more W Series open to racing on its own or alongside other categories

Bond-Muir: W Series could become permanent part of single-seater ladder

W Series CEO Catherine Bond-Muir has suggested that she would like the championship to continue as a permanent part of the single-seater ladder even if motorsport becomes much more gender-equal. W Series debuted in 2019 in order to create more opportunities for women in racing by offering fully-funded seats and a prize fund of £1.14 … Read more Bond-Muir: W Series could become permanent part of single-seater ladder

W Series News: COVID-19 forces W Series to call off 2020 season

The W Series has cancelled its 2020 season and is putting plans in place for its return in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jamie Chadwick was crowned the first-ever champion for the all-female series last year and the category had lined up an eight-round 2020 campaign starting in Russia at Igora Drive alongside the … Read more W Series News: COVID-19 forces W Series to call off 2020 season