w-series News and Analysis
W Series has revealed a change to its calendar after the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix was cancelled, relocating the first race of the season to the Styrian Grand Prix on June 26.
Jamie Chadwick says she’s relishing the opportunity to test herself against the likes of Jenson Button, Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz Sr in Extreme E this season.
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.
After a successful 2019 debut season, W Series – the development championship for female race drivers – was forced to cancel its 2020 calendar due to Covid-19.
W Series finally got off the ground in 2019 despite its critics and had expected to build on its momentum this season. Instead the COVID-19 crisis has put its plans on hold, but for the fledgling series it could prove a blessing in disguise
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.
The all-female W Series single-seater championship has unveiled the full FIA superlicence points breakdown for its top eight finishers in 2020.
W Series Racing boss Catherine Bond Muir has welcomed Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto's suggestion that the Italian outfit should promote a female driver.
The W Series has received a massive boost with the confirmation of extra rounds supporting the US and Mexican GPs.
The first season of the W Series can be considered a major motorsport success story, but at the same time certain elements of its philosophy were exposed as problems. For its second season, there's one issue in particular it needs to address
Abbie Eaton has admitted she was "wrong" to be critical of the W Series when it first launched, ahead of making her debut in the championship in 2020.
The all-female W Series has received a Pioneering and Innovation Award presented by Mahindra Racing at this year's Autosport Awards following its first competitive season.
Inaugural W Series champion Jamie Chadwick is planning to add another single-seater programme to her defence of the title next year, which could include a move to the rebranded Super Formula Lights category in Japan.
The W Series has named 18 of the 20 drivers that will contest its second season in 2020, with six new names added and champion Jamie Chadwick returning to defend her title.
Former IndyCar racer Katherine Legge and Abbie Eaton are among 14 drivers who will take part in the 2020 W Series selection test at Almeria next week.
Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard says he 'doesn’t get' the continued criticism of W Series from high-profile sceptics of the championship.
Jamie Chadwick has expressed interest in racing in FIA Formula 3 next year, but admits that her prize money for claiming the inaugural W Series crown may not be enough to guarantee her a competitive seat.
Marta Garcia is plotting an assault on the New Zealand-based Toyota Racing Series next January ahead of a likely return to the W Series in 2020.
Inaugural W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has described the Brands Hatch finale, in which she beat Beitske Visser to the title, as “probably the most stressful 30 minutes of my life.”
Jamie Chadwick sealed the inaugural W Series title by securing fourth place in the Brands Hatch season finale, which was won by Alice Powell.
Williams Formula 1 development driver Jamie Chadwick snatched pole for the inaugural W Series season finale at Brands Hatch, while her title rival Beitske Visser qualified fifth.
Emma Kimilainen topped both free practice sessions for the inaugural W Series finale at Brands Hatch on Saturday.
Megan Gilkes narrowly took her maiden W Series victory over Alice Powell in a photo-finish to the non-championship race at Assen, leading the whole race from reverse-grid pole.
Emma Kimilainen took her maiden W Series victory at Assen, having missed two rounds of the 2019 season due to injury.
Emma Kimilainen claimed her first W Series pole in a disrupted qualifying session for the penultimate round of the season at Assen.
W Series has revealed the exact distribution of its 2019 prize fund, as well as giving detail on the initial plans for its second season in 2020.
Marta Garcia says she feels she is 'back on the map' of junior single-seater racing after scoring her first W Series win at the Norisring last weekend.
Alice Powell believes that her chances of winning the inaugural W Series title are now slim after crashing out on the first lap at Misano.
W Series Zolder winner Beitske Visser said that her "perfect" start was key to her dominant victory over Jamie Chadwick, despite detaching her steering wheel just moments before the race.
Beitske Visser took victory in the second-ever W Series race at Zolder with a commanding lead of almost eight and a half seconds over pole-sitter, and opening round winner, Jamie Chadwick.
Reserve driver Sarah Bovy will make her W Series race debut at Zolder this weekend, joining the grid as an extra entry for the second round.
Beitske Visser ended Friday practice running for the second W Series weekend at Zolder fastest, ahead of inaugural Hockenheim winner Jamie Chadwick.
W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick and second-placed Alice Powell both say they struggled with a gearbox problem when downshifting during the inaugural round of the all-female single-seater series at Hockenheim on Saturday.
Reigning MRF champion Jamie Chadwick took victory in the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim, completing a clean sweep of a weekend in which she topped every session.
MRF Challenge champion Jamie Chadwick claimed pole for the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim by a margin of almost two seconds in a wet qualifying session.
Jamie Chadwick ended the first day of the inaugural W Series weekend at Hockenheim fastest again, topping the timesheets in a wet second free practice session.
Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz and pitlane reporter Lee McKenzie will lead Channel 4’s coverage of the new all-female W Series in 2019.