W Series in Search of New Talent

W Racing Series
(Photo Credit: W Racing Series)

The W Series, the international single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers, is in the market for a new set of rising talent. Currently in its second day of testing for prospective drivers, at the Inde Motorsports Ranch in Arizona, the heads of this series have invited some of the most talented young and in charge female drivers from all over the world to showcase their talent in U.S. specification F4 cars by W Series’ Racing Director Dave Ryan and his team.

“When we started this series in 2019 we had hundreds of applicants, and now we are looking for female drivers who are doing really interesting things and are turning some pretty big heads throughout this sport from all over the world,” said W Series’ Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Bond Muir. “We have invited women from all over the world, who have raced to karting to Formula 4 champions because we are looking for the fastest young women in the world.”

Each of the 15 drivers testing at the premier motorsport venue that sits 200 miles south-east of Phoenix, Arizona, took on a track that includes 21 turns and numerous configurations, and many reached top speeds of 120 MPH throughout the day.

“The purpose of this test is to get to know a new group of drivers and understand what they are capable of as we finalize our 2022 driver line-up and look to the future. All of the drivers who were with us in Arizona today have demonstrated talent and potential in their careers so far and, while some may be a year or two away from racing in W Series, this is an opportunity for them to showcase their skills and for us to accelerate their development,” said W Series Racing Director Dave Ryan.

Along with the 23-year-old race car driver who was recently touted by some as the future of IndyCar, Lindsay Brewer other drivers vying for a spot in the future of the W Series also included 17-year-old New York resident Chloe Chambers, who is currently driving under the wing of past Indy Car driver Alfred Unser, Jr. Filipino born phenom Bianca Bustamante was also the only Asian driver competing for a spot in the 2022 lineup of the W Series.

The top drivers from this four-day test will go on to test in Barcelona against some of the past talent from the W Series. “We asked our top nine drivers from last season to return to the W Series in 2022,” said Muir. “While we know that our two time champion Jamie Chadwick will be heavily involved with F1 this season, we are hoping that most of the top nine will return alongside some of the newest rising talent in 2022.”

Teams and drivers are scheduled to be announced, along with entire 2022 schedule, which Mulr hopes to include more races inside the United States, after the final test in Barcelona.

Stay tuned to RacingJunk.com as the W Series returns to the track for the 2022 championship.

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Ellen Richardson is the author of Behind The Wheel for RacingJunk.com. This automotive sports junkie has a passion for telling an athlete's story while also covering various racing activities. Find out more about her at ellennrichardson.wordpress.com or follow Ellen on Twitter at @ellennrich or Instagram at elnrich33.

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