W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir put it brilliantly on Thursday when she tweeted:
Ta dah 🙌. One year ago, I would never have believed it. Heartfelt thanks to @DTM and @F1 for your belief and support. But I cannot forget my thanks to the @WSeriesRacing team whose commitment, talent and sense of fun never wavers. 👏👏👏👏
It was announced on Thursday that the all female W Series will have double header title decider weekend’s when they go on the road with the Formula One world championship for the Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas and the Mexican Grand Prix giving the drivers the chase to show what they can do.
The W Series has come a long way in just 13 months, when the series launched at the 2019 Autosport International Show it was met with skepticism with many doubting that it would work.
Catherine and her team proved the doubters wrong as there was fantastic racing from the word go and the season was an absolutely huge success. Britain’s Jamie Chadwick won the inaugural title last year and with the addition of Russia to the calendar.
The series also announcesd a multiyear commercial partnership with mobile phone company ROKiT. The announcement of the taces in North America just goes to show that the sport has become a success.
Speaking about the news, American driver Sabre Cooke said:
Well it’s official! 🙌🏼 Having not one but two races in North America is so exiting for me and I think it’s a great step forward for W Series. I’m obviously ecstatic to have a home GP this year, especially at the Circuit of the Americas with it’s amazing facility and it’s beautiful, one of a kind track. I’m so happy more of my friends, family, and supports will be able to attend the race!
I’m also really anticipating the Mexico race because I learned back in my karting days just how enthusiastic and fun the Mexican fans are. 🇲🇽 💃🏼 The fact that both races will be paired with F1 is just incredible and I think it will bring a new energy to the paddock and I can’t thank W Series enough for working so hard to get us on this platform.
@wseriesracing @cota_official @f1 #rethinkracing #racelikeagirl #f1 #wseries #COTA #cantwait #homerace
Defending W Series champion Jamie Chadwick who is involved in Formula One through her role as development driver for the ROKiT Williams Racing team said:
This is amazing news. More races on the calendar is something that every driver wants in a race season, and the exposure being alongside F1 will bring to W Series is incredible. Last year I was fortunate enough to have some behind the scenes F1 race weekend experience in Austin with Williams, but to be actually racing there this year is going to be great. Being able to expand out of Europe and into the Americas with F1 is a huge credit to W Series.
When Paddock Eye spoke to Catherine Bond Muir and David Coulthard at Autosport International last week they were extremely excited about the future of W Series and it is going to be a fantastic year.
For information on W Series visit http://Wseries.com