W Series has confirmed the eight Formula 1 races it will support in 2021, but the all-women’s championship will not race in Saudi Arabia.
W Series, the junior formula for women racers which held its first and only championship last year, will hold events at more than a third of rounds on the 2021 F1 calendar.
Beitske Visser, the runner-up in the first ever W Series championship for women racers last year, praised the FIA and Ferrari’s new initiative to promote female competitors.
Women-only championship W Series should help promote female racers into mixed motorsport competitions, according to the head of the FIA’s single-seater commission Stefano Domenicali.
Williams team principal Claire Williams admits she has revised her view of all-women junior single-seater formula W Series having visited the first round of the championship in Hockenheim.
W Series attracted a far bigger UK television audience than was expected for its first live race, according to the all-female championship’s CEO.