The W Series, partnered by Acronis, has announced its provisional race calendar for the 2021 Series.
For the first time, the international single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers only, will consist of eight Formula 1 support races and the dates are as follows:
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“The prospect of seeing W Series race alongside Formula 1, the world’s premier motor racing series, has become even more tantalising as a result of today’s announcement of our 2021 race calendar,” commented Catherine Bond Muir, Chief Executive Officer, W Series. “The eight races will allow our fast and fearless female racing drivers to showcase their skills on some of the world’s most iconic racing circuits, in Europe and the Americas, and literally follow in the tyre tracks of the greatest racing drivers in the world today.
“W Series’ mission will always be to further the interests and prospects of female racing drivers, and to inspire girls and women everywhere. Our 2021 race schedule in partnership with Formula 1 will significantly increase our global reach, impact and influence by placing W Series on motor racing’s greatest stage and taking us to new audiences and territories. Our drivers are ready and raring to race and entertain, and the 2021 season curtain-raiser in France next June cannot come soon enough.”
Ross Brawn, Managing Director of Motorsport, Formula 1, added that the move represents a commitment to building greater diversity across Formula 1.
“We are delighted to announce the eight Formula 1 races that W Series will join in 2021,” said Brawn. “There is a really exciting mix of circuits that will showcase the exceptional talent of the drivers in the series. We believe that it is incredibly important to give everyone the chance to reach the highest levels of our sport, and partnering with W Series shows our determination and commitment to building greater diversity across Formula 1.”
The practice, qualifying and race times will be announced in due course.