Meet the W Series qualifiers

With the test in Melk, Austria done and dusted, the W Series has confirmed that a total of 28 women will go forward to the next and final stage of the selection process. Those who are successful will receive a fully-funded drive in the inaugural year of the female-only motorsport series. In a three-part article, […]

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W Series Qualifier: Taegen Poles

Over the next week, I’m going to highlight some of the drivers pushing to make the finals of the W Series. To kick off the proceedings, I spoke to Canadian racer Taegen Poles to find out what inspired her to begin racing, and how she’s preparing for the all-important assessments in Austria. “Some of my […]

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The W Series: The Basics

Since the announcement of the new all-female racing programme, the W Series has been causing a bit of a stir. To get to grips with the concept, I’ve pieced together a guide to get you acquainted with one of motorsport’s most new and exciting adventures. What is it? The W Series will see 18-20 female […]

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Is the W Series a step in the right direction or an unneeded act of segregation?

Should any effort to widen the pool of female taken and give women a pathway to Formula 1 be applauded? “Some people have misunderstood the premise behind the series: the message isn’t that women can’t compete with men,” Karun Chandhok says. “I believe it’s about creating a platform to encourage more women to race.” That’s […]

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