“Formula 1 is by some margin the world’s premier motor racing series, and, when we promised that W Series would be bigger and better in the future, partnering with Formula 1 was always our ultimate objective. There is no doubt that, now that W Series will be run alongside and in collaboration with Formula 1, our global reach, impact and influence will be increased significantly.”
W Series had announced two new races for its 2020 season, with Russia and Sweden joining the calendar, along with eight new drivers joining the series for year two.
The 2021 season will be the final chance for a reigning champion to defend her crown. Regulation changes will mean the winner will have to move on from the series after becoming champion. Jamie Chadwick was the 2019 winner.
“Everything that made W Series so popular and successful in 2019 will remain,” said Bond Muir. “The cars will be identical, the racing will be close and competitive, and our mission will always be to further the interests and prospects of female racing drivers. We want W Series to entertain, and entertain it will.