On the grid: W Collection to stage assist races at eight Components One grands prix

On the grid: W Series to stage support races at eight Formula One grands prix

The all-female W Collection is linking up with Components 1 subsequent season to stage eight races on grand prix weekends, organisers introduced on Thursday.

The areas and dates of the rounds can be introduced sooner or later.

The W Collection was launched in 2019, with drivers utilizing an identical 1.8-litre Components 3 vehicles, however the 2020 season was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

The final two races of 2020 season, in america and Mexico, had been scheduled to function on the F1 support-race invoice.

Components One unveiled a 23-race calendar for 2021 earlier this week, with the season beginning in Australia on March 21.

W Collection chief govt officer Catherine Bond Muir stated the tie-up with F1 would increase the worldwide attain of the competitors.

“After such a profitable inaugural season, we at W Collection are completely delighted to be partnering with Components 1 for 2021 and past,” she stated.

“Components 1 is by some margin the world’s premier motor racing sequence, and, after we promised that W Collection can be larger and higher sooner or later, partnering with Components 1 was all the time our final goal.”

Earlier this 12 months F1 chiefs launched the “We Race as One” initiative to deal with inequality.

F1’s motorsport managing director Ross Brawn, stated: “It’s a actually vital second for us to welcome W Collection as companions for eight races this season.

“They’ve been a beacon to many since they started racing in 2019. We consider it’s extremely vital to offer everybody the possibility to succeed in the best ranges of our sport.”

The W Collection was launched to spice up feminine participation in motorsport, with the goal of equipping drivers with the abilities to compete in opposition to male drivers.

The final girl to begin an F1 grand prix was Lella Lombardi in 1976.

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