With the aim of helping the female riders soon approach the prestigious race Formula 1 (F1) in the future. A new sports car race of Formula 3 (F3) system for the weak has just been launched and will officially roll in the middle of next year.
This new W Series mainly uses the 1.8-liter Tatuus-F3 racing car and will kick off in May 2016, free for between 18 and 20 female riders to register for the competition. Racers will have to undergo thorough testing, evaluation and training programs before officially entering the competition.
The total value of the prize will be up to 1.5 million USD, in which the champion will receive 500 thousand USD and the corresponding bonus levels will be spread evenly to the driver ranked 18th in the final.
According to the organizers, there will be about six racing races spanning about 30 minutes each of the top European races, most of which have organized F1 races. In addition, the organizers also plan to expand the tournament to the Americas, Asia and Australia in the future. The W Series will receive support from Technical Director Adrian Newey of the famous Red Bull Racing team in charge of coaching, with mentors coming from former F1 driver David Coulthard.
The F3 is often considered to be the start of the sports racing industry for young riders, before entering the higher levels of the F2 and finally the prestigious F1 track. No female racer has ever played in the F1 tournament since 1976, but with the launch of W Series, organizers expect to provide a platform for female riders to develop skills, before joining. Equally compete with men at higher levels in the most exciting speed sport in the world.
Since the F1 tournament officially kicked off in 1950, Italian racer Maria Teresa De Filippis became the first woman to ever play fair with fellow men in an F1 race, when she finished with the position at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1958.
No female racer has ever won a single point in F1, although after Teresa De Filippis, compatriot Lella Lombardi had a half-point in the Spanish Grand Prix in 1975. Perhaps Lombardi could have There was 1 point when finishing the race in 6th place, but the race was forced to stop after 29 rounds due to an unexpected accident and the riders were only awarded 0.5 points. A total of female riders born in 1941 attended 12 races from 1974 to 1976.
Two decades after Lombardi’s last F1 race, three female riders Divina Galica (England), Desire Wilson (South Africa) and Giovanna Amati (Italy) all tried the race to classify the Grand Prix, but all are not eligible to enter the main race. And 22 years have passed after the last time Amati ever competed in the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1992, the new sports car race saw the participation of women in the test stages, with runners Susie Wolff tried to run in four stages in 2014 and 2015.