Formula 1 sets off all-women racing series, F1 Academy

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Formula 1 sets off all-women racing series, F1 Academy

F1 has unveiled the details of a new all-women racing series aimed at creating female drivers for Formula One, as former all-women feeder series for F1 had botched to bear fruits. Aside from that, F1 also had confirmed that the new series would not be a rival to the existing all-woman W series, which had postponed this year with three races to spare due to financial difficulties.

Formula 1 sets out new all-Women series, F1 Academy Nevertheless, a press agency had unveiled later last month that the series would feature a seven-round calendar, while five teams would turn three cars at each round.

Only one round is expected to make an entry into the original F1 calendar. As the existing F2 and F3 teams would be involved in the series and competitors would be requiring to raise at least an upsum of €150,000 in order to driver, welcoming the F1 decision, the W series Chief Catherine Bond Muir said in a statement, “W Series created the first platform for women in motorsport which has inspired young girls all around the world since our inaugural season in 2019.

It is fantastic to see this grow as a result of our pioneering work. W Series welcomes any initiative which shares our ambition to provide more opportunities for women in motorsport. Our objective from the start has always been to increase the talent pool of women racing drivers, and the addition of the F1 Academy as a feeder to W Series and other series is a further step in inspiring the next generation to progress up the motorsport ladder.

We are looking forward to finalising W Series' plans for 2023 and beyond, providing exciting racing and entertaining our fans around the world. Our mission is still clear: to offer women racing drivers a platform to race globally at the pinnacle of women's motorsport, and in doing so continue to spread our message further and wider."