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Digital Subscriptions > Vroom International > n. 211 January 2019 > PINK PASSION


“Talent does not have a genre, ” says the new W Series, promoted by the FIA as the new frontier for women’s competitions. The new racing series has put even more emphasis on the size of motorsport related to women. The W Series will give a chance to 18 selected female drivers to take part in a proper championship with a F3 car equipped with everything needed to give life to a highly competitive battle for the championship, weekend after weekend.


The cars will all be Tatuus T-318 F3 equipped with 1.8-liter four-cylinder in-line turbocharged engines, six-speed sequential gearboxes, and attached HALO device.

The inaugural season of the W series begin in Spring 2019 and includes a series of races that will take place on some of the best and most famous circuits in Europe, many of which have hosted Formula 1 races for many decades. In the coming seasons, the W Series program also includes expanding to the Americas, Asia and Australia. For 2019 the series will follow the DTM calendar, again the promoter of a “minor” series. Six races confirmed starting on May 5 at Hockenheim, through Zolder, Misano, Norisring, Assen and Brands Hatch as the grand finale.

The series will also award a first prize of USD 500,000 for the winner and a total prize money of USD 1.5 million.

Then taking a step back, it must be said that how once again the importance of karting is felt. Of the 50 pre-candidates there are many veteran kart racers, starting from Beitske Visser and Vicky Piria, already present in the first edition of this feature column, and then on to one of the youngest, such as Marta Garcia.

After the success of the first special on women in karting, here is the second chapter of the all- female section.

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