W Series heads to the Americas with F1 in 2021!


W Series has unveiled its provisional eight-race calendar for 2021 that will see the all-female series support F1 and race in the Americas for the very first time.

The single-seater championship which was put on its rails in 2019 was unfortunately forced to scrap its 2020 campaign due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

But W Series will return bigger and better next year to promote its young female talent with the aim of putting a woman in Formula 1 in the future.

The series will significantly boost its exposure as it will figure on F1's support bill at six European Grands Prix, but W Series will also entertain fans on the US and Mexican Grand Prix weekends, at Austin and Mexico City.


"We are delighted to announce the eight Formula 1 races that W Series will join in 2021," said F1 managing director Ross Brawn.

"There is a really exciting mix of circuits that will showcase the exceptional talent of the drivers in the series.

"We believe that it is incredibly important to give everyone the chance to reach the highest levels of our sport and partnering with W Series shows our determination and commitment to building greater diversity across Formula 1."

W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir said: "The prospect of seeing W Series race alongside Formula 1, the world's premier motor racing series, has become even more tantalising as a result of today's announcement of our 2021 race calendar.

"The eight races will allow our fast and fearless female racing drivers to showcase their skills on some of the world's most iconic racing circuits, in Europe and the Americas, and literally follow in the tyre tracks of the greatest racing drivers in the world today.

"W Series' mission will always be to further the interests and prospects of female racing drivers, and to inspire girls and women everywhere," added the W Series chief executive.

"Our 2021 race schedule in partnership with Formula 1 will significantly increase our global reach, impact and influence by placing W Series on motor racing's greatest stage and taking us to new audiences and territories.

"Our drivers are ready and raring to race and entertain, and the 2021 season curtain-raiser in France next June cannot come soon enough."

W Series 2021 provisional calendar

Date                   Location
26 June              Le Castellet, France
3 July                 Spielberg, Austria
17 July               Silverstone, UK
31 July               Budapest, Hungary
28 August          Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
4 September      Zandvoort, Netherlands
23 October         Austin, USA
30 October         Mexico City, Mexico

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