A new motorsport race of Formula 3 – F3 for women has just been launched and will officially launch in the middle of next year, aiming to help female riders soon reach the prestigious Formula 1 race – F1 in the future.
The new W Series will mainly use the 1.8 liter Tatuus F3 race car and will start in May 1919, free for about 18 to 20 female riders to register for the competition. Drivers will have to undergo thorough testing, qualification and training before officially entering the competition.
The total prize value will be up to $1.5 million, of which the champion will receive $500,000 and the corresponding prize money will be spread evenly until the driver ranked 18th overall. According to the organizers, there will be about six 30-minute races each of the top races in Europe, most of which have ever held F1 races. In addition, the organizers also plan to expand the tournament scale to the Americas, Asia and Australia in the future.
The W Series will receive support from Technical Director Adrian Newey of the renowned Red Bull Racing team in a coaching role, with mentor from former F1 driver David Coulthard.
The F3 is often seen as the beginning of a motorsport career for young riders, before going on to compete at the higher levels of F2 and finally the prestigious F1 race. No female racers have been in an F1 tournament since 1976, but with the launch of the W Series, the organizers expect to provide a platform for female riders to develop their skills, before participating. compete on an equal footing with men at the higher levels of this world’s most exciting speed sport.
The W Series will still be a story of the future, but for now, can look at some of the promising faces of the world women’s racing village, including the 25-year-old Colombian rider, Tatiana Calderon, currently is the only female driver of the Swiss F1 Sauber racing team and has participated in the Grand Prix for the past two years.