The W Series racing race was established only for female riders scheduled to start in May, 2011 with the goal of helping the weak race to compete with men in Formula 1 racing (F1).
According to Reuters, a new female car racing, just kicked off on October 10 and supported by former F1 cyclist David Coulthard and leading designer Adrian Newey. This tournament is aimed at helping female riders to participate in F1 racing.
No female racer has competed in F1 since 1976, but the W Series organizers hope to provide a platform for female riders to develop their skills before attempting to compete in high-level racing. more than just for men (F1). The prize will have a prize fund of up to 1.5 million USD, and free participation for 18 to 20 excellent riders selected through the test and evaluation sections.
The driver who wins the final race will receive $500,000,while all ranked racers from 1 to 18 have a bonus. According to Reuters, the organizers are expected to hold 30-minute races at the top European racetracks,most of which used to be the former F1 track, suitable for the 1.8-engine F3 racing car. l. In the coming seasons there will be series extending to the Americas, Asia and Australia.
Reuters quoted the organizer as saying: “The core of W Series is the firm belief that women can compete equally with men in racing sports”. However, a women’s tournament is necessary to motivate female riders to participate more.
The idea of motor racing for women is not new but has been controversial in the past, when top female riders insist that they want to compete with male riders rather than in a dedicated race for girl. The Spanish racer Carmen Jorda caused a storm last year when she supported the organization of a weak-only tournament on the grounds that women are physically disadvantaged and cannot compete equally with men in the top league.
Claire Williams – Williams Formula One vice president, said this year that a tournament for female riders will be “a step back”. However, Coulthard said that female riders tend to reach F3, which often lacks funding. He thinks there is no reason why women cannot compete with men at all levels.
No female racer has scored in F1, although Italian driver Lella Lombardi has scored half a point at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix, and onlytwo female riders have ever joined the race since Lombardi took part in the 12 races from 1974 and 1976. The closest female rider who was planning to join the race was Italian racer Giovanna Amati, but she did not qualify for the 1992 qualifiers.
In June, Saudi Arabian racing driver Aseel Al Hamad drove his 2012 Lotus F1 around the Paul Ricard track in Le Castelle before the French Grand Prix to mark women in the kingdom allowed to drive on the street.