https://twitter.com/DSTECHEETAH/status/1368905590500589568?s=20In today’s modern world, diversity in sports and motorsport in particular is certainly something to be celebrated.
Leading the way is the successful W Series, the first motorsports series for women drivers only which was won by Jamie Chadwick in the inaugural 2019 season. The series, partnered by Acronis, turned into a virtual racing event in 2020 as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic but returns again in July, crucially in support races for Formula One.
— W Series (@WSeriesRacing) March 8, 2021
W Series is not the only ground-breaking series to look forward to in 2021, as the Extreme E electric off road racing series sees male and female drivers competing in teams against one another. With the series racing across five very different but formidable environments in Mountain, Glacier, Amazon Rainforest, Desert and Coastal, entrants will be able to customise areas of bodywork of their purpose-built ODYSSEY 21 E-SUVs to meet the challenge.
“I’m not a female. I’m not a male. I’m just a racer.” @SaraPriceMX.
Every day, and especially on #InternationalWomensDay, Extreme E aims to use its platform to show future female racers that opportunities do exist at the highest levels in our sport.#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 pic.twitter.com/Ti9oKKGZHK
— Extreme E (@ExtremeELive) March 8, 2021
Gender equality is not, of course, narrowed down to these unique series but is gaining welcome traction across motorsport in general. The ROKiT Venturi Formula E team, also partnered by Acronis, is certainly one of the most diverse in all of motorsport on a gender basis, with almost as many women in the team as men.
To support equality
To call out bias
To bring about change
To stand united
At ROKiT Venturi Racing, we #ChooseToChallenge. And this International Women’s Day, we challenge you to do the same.#IWD21 #InternationalWomensDay #MadeInMonaco #ABBFormulaE pic.twitter.com/voqNLlHrOh
— ROKiT Venturi Racing (@VenturiFE) March 8, 2021
Across the world, on international women’s day, teams continue to put the word out there and we would like to wish all of our partners the very best.https://twitter.com/TeamHendrick/status/1369037712603365376?s=20
— DS TECHEETAH (@DSTECHEETAH) March 8, 2021
Throughout our history, Williams has always been proud of its role in empowering women. But there's still so much more to do.
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) March 8, 2021
This #InternationalWomensDay we are celebrating the success and accomplishments of the many women around the Hendrick Motorsports campus who contribute to our success, both on and off the track! pic.twitter.com/lALlM6eaoJ
— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) March 8, 2021