W Series Sets Eyes on Texas for Series Season Finale

The drivers pose for a photo
Photo Credit: W Racing Series)

Here’s to the women who race!

One of the largest and most popular international racing series for top female drivers all over the world is making its way to the states. In support of F1’s United States Grand Prix first races to be staged outside of Europe, the W Series will conclude its 2021 season on October 23-24th. Almost three years since the series was born, this will be the first W Series round to be staged outside of Europe.

Launched in October 2018, the W Series is a free-to-enter international motor racing championship for women that provides equal opportunities for femme fatales of all ages and financial brackets. With a goal to push aside stereotypes and change the face of motorsport, it has been 45 years since a female driver last started a Championship Formula 1 Grand Prix and, unless a positive intervention is made, it could be another 45 years before a woman has the experience and qualifications to start a Championship Formula 1 Grand Prix again.

Much like the old school days of racing, this series is also sure to be one that race fans should check out as each female driver is selected purely on their ability rather than how rich their backers are. The series’ cars are mechanically identical and therefore set up to remove any hardware advantage from the competition. This means that W Series races and championships will be won by the most talented drivers, rather than those with the wealthiest backers and the fastest cars.

After six rounds this season, Alice Powell (Racing X, GBR) and Jamie Chadwick (Veloce Racing, GBR) are level on 109 points at the top of the W Series championship standings, with Alice one place higher than the defending champion by virtue of having one more race victory than Jamie this season (three wins to two). Emma Kimiläinen (Ecurie W, FIN) is third in the table, 34 points behind Alice and Jamie with a maximum 50 points available from the two remaining races of the season at COTA.

For more information about the W Series or to watch online visit https://wseries.com/. Stay tuned to RacingJunk.com for news about this and all the newest racing series of the future.

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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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