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The top eight ladies in this year’s W Series will score Super Licence points, with the winner bagging 15.
The all-female W Series has a closer alignment with Formula 1 as the last two races of the season will feature on Formula 1’s support bill.
Talks are underway to get the W Series to feature as support races for two Formula 1 events in North America next year with David Coultard admitting he is “keen on” the idea.
W Series have revealed their provisional prize money list for their inaugural season, with the winner set to earn more than some F1 drivers.
The “world’s spotlight” will be on the all-new W series this weekend as the women’s only racing series begins in Germany.
The new W Series will link up with DTM and run with it at six events to make up its inaugural race calendar for 2019.