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 […]Read More W Series Qualifier: Taegen Poles
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 […]Read More The W Series: The Basics
It seems sad to me that people often get criticised for expressing their struggles with mental health. This is tough when you’re actively encouraged to talk about it more. As a society, I think we still regard it as a relatively taboo subject. Honestly, we shouldn’t. It’s something so strong and gripping that needs to […]Read More Time to get real about mental health
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 […]Read More Is the W Series a step in the right direction or an unneeded act of segregation?
Monza is the temple of speed, the grand prix to attend if you’re looking for an electric atmosphere – fast corners, long straights, and the formidable Tifosi, it has it all. This time last year, I was in the midst of experiencing the best weekend of my life. A bold statement I’ll admit, but I […]Read More Reliving my first grand prix
Imagine this. Your friends, family and just about everyone you know are off on holiday at some point this year. You’ve had several offers but, no matter how hard you try, you can’t bring yourself to book a getaway for you and your loved one. They’ve been working for months straight, but that is seemingly […]Read More The truth about living with a fear of flying
Race day, a simple enough phrase to many. But, to those who associate themselves with motorsport, the two words have a whole different meaning. It’s the time that really matters, the build up of every emotion under the sun. Hundreds of hours of work go into something that could only last a single lap. When […]Read More The emotions of a race weekend in the eyes of a Formula 1 team