W Series to race at 8 Formula 1 weekends in 2022
The W Series will race at eight Formula 1 weekends during its 2022 season, as the championship continues to promote some of the best female talent in motorsport.
In what will be its third year of racing, the W Series’ 2022 season will begin at the Miami International Autodrome, as the all-new venue hosts its inaugural F1 race weekend on May 6-8 – with the series returning to the United States later in the year to run at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas.
The championship – won for the previous two seasons by Williams Driver Academy member Jamie Chadwick – will also make its debut in Asia, with the racers taking on the legendary Suzuka circuit in Japan.
“We are proud to announce that W Series will continue to join us at eight Formula 1 races in 2022,” said Ross Brawn, F1’s Managing Director – Motorsports. “It has been incredible to witness the championship progress as we continue to champion diversity across motor sport, and it is exciting to see the series will visit five new venues next year, including its debut in Asia.
|1||Miami, USA||May 6-8|
|2||Barcelona, Spain||May 20-22|
|3||Silverstone, UK||July 1-3|
|4||Le Castellet, France||July 22-24|
|5||Budapest, Hungary||July 29-31|
|6||Suzuka, Japan||October 7-9|
|7||Austin, USA||October 21-23|
|8||Mexico City, Mexico||October 28-30|
“We believe that it is extremely important to give everyone the opportunity to reach the highest levels of our sport,” added Brawn, “and our partnership with W Series continues to demonstrate our resolve in building greater diversity across Formula 1.”
Speaking of the calendar announcement, the championship’s CEO Catherine Bond Muir said: “W Series’ expansion continues with the announcement of our 2022 race calendar which will see us visit more circuits and countries in a single season than ever before.
“Last year, we began a landmark partnership with Formula 1 and our talented grid of female racing drivers proved that they belong on motor racing’s greatest stage.
“I would like to thank Formula 1 for their continued support and commitment to creating more opportunities for girls and women in the highest categories of our sport.”