It has all led to Hockenheim this weekend, following months of preparation, testing, selection processes and testing, 18 drivers will make their debut in Hockenheim this weekend for the inaugural all female W Series race.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir said:

This is what we’ve all been working so hard towards – I can’t wait to see all 18 cars and drivers lined up on the grid at Hockenheim for the first ever W Series race.

“A huge amount of effort has gone into making the W Series dream a reality, and I can’t thank the whole team enough. But this is just the beginning of our journey. The 18 talented women who’ll take part in our first race all deserve to be there and have the chance to show the world what they can do.

“This is the culmination of a massive team effort and I’m sure it’ll be a little emotional for us on the inside but, as I say, it’s just the start. So let’s hope for a great race!”

W Series Racing Director Dave Ryan said:

The first ever W series race may well be unpredictable, for a number of reasons. First, every driver has a car identical to her rivals’. Second, all our drivers have had the same preparation, the same amount of testing and the same amount of time to work with their engineers. How many series can say that? Not many.

“However, also, throwing another variable into the mix, the weather looks as though it may play a part too.

“It’s been a lot of hard work for us at W Series and Hitech to put it all together, but I’ve been equally impressed by the effort that all the drivers have put in. The 18 who have been selected thoroughly deserve their places on the first W Series grid. I’ve watched all of them closely, right through the selection and testing process, and I still can’t say with any certainty who’ll come out on top.

“Racing will be the best way to decide that, and we go racing this weekend.”

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