We are W Series, the ground-breaking women’s racing championship with a serious ambition: to change the face of motorsport.
The inaugural W Series season commenced in the spring of 2019 and encompassed a number of races run on some of the best and most famous circuits in Europe, most of which have staged Formula 1 races for many decades. Supporting the DTM championship, the series visited Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK before crowning Jamie Chadwick as its first-ever champion.
Moving into the 2020 season, W Series welcomes back the top 12 from last season plus a handful of new drivers that made it through the selection process in Spain over the winter. All of them will be competing head to head on an expanded race calendar, as the series breaks new grounds with first-time races in Sweden and Russia, plus an inaugural visit to Monza in Italy and races outside Europe in the USA and Mexico, both of which will be supporting Formula 1. All this means our drivers will get a prime chance to develop their skills and race against each other on some of the finest and most diverse circuits motorsport has to offer.
W Series will again provide identical cars for 18-20 drivers in season two, all of whom will have entered and passed a rigorous pre-selection programme/examination involving on-track testing, simulator appraisal, technical engineering tests and fitness trials.
At the heart of W Series’ DNA is the firm belief that women can compete equally with men in motorsport. However, an all-female series is essential in order to force greater female participation. W Series is, therefore, a mission-driven competition, the aim of which is not only to provide exciting racing for spectators and viewers on a global scale but also to equip its drivers with the experience and expertise with which they may progress their careers, racing and honing their skills in W Series before eventually graduating to existing high-level mainstream racing series.