Graphic gives a general overview of the new motor racing series.


Inaugural women-only racing championship

By Ninian Carter

May 3, 2019 - August 11, 2019 - An international single-seater motor racing championship for women aims to help female drivers in their quest towards winning a coveted seat in Formula 1.

The new W Series competition, which uses identical Tatuus F3-spec racing cars, has the backing of former F1 race winner David Coulthard (who is a member of the series’ management and will commentate on the televised events), and offers a total prize pot of $1.5 million.

The championship winner will collect $500,000 to help fund their progression up the racing ladder to, hopefully, F1 status.

The six-round series features 30-minute races at classic circuits across Europe. If successful, future series could see expansion in Australia, Asia and the Americas.

PUBLISHED: 02/05/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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