From a town in Canada to being on the brink of making it in the motor-racing history books, Megan Gilkes’ career currently hangs in the balance. Girls like her, simply haven’t had this shot before. As one of the 28 remaining hopefuls in the all-new women-only W Series, Megan’s working all hours of the day […]Read More Megan Gilkes: “I want to be a Formula 1 driver”
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, […]Read More Meet the W Series qualifiers
After a weekend of activities and tests, the all-new women-only W Series has announced the definitive list of names that will progress to the final round of the selection process. The 54 hopefuls from around the globe have been demonstrating their skills on and off the track in Melk, Austria over the weekend. Now, 28 […]Read More W Series announces short-list of 2019 hopefuls
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 talent 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?