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W Series has announced further broadcast deals that will enable them to reach 500 million viewers around the world, in its status as a Formula 1 support race this season.
This season, the W Series will be contested as Formula 1 support races for the first time – and it will be shown live on free-to-air TV on Channel 4 in the UK.
W Series runner-up Beitske Visser “absolutely” foresees a time in the next decade when a woman will be racing in Formula 1.
2019 W Series runner-up Beitske Visser doesn’t think the “atmosphere” will change once the category joins Formula 1’s support bill.
It has been confirmed that the all-female W Series will join Formula 1’s group of support races with eight events in 2021.
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.