No woman has took part in the Formula One series competition since 1976.
In order to change this and expedite the process of Girls’ entry into the highest platform, the ‘W Series’ – an all female racing platform was launched.
Supported by former Grand Prix driver David Coulthard and top designer Adrian Newey, the series looks forward to let Women drivers compete at rigorous levels to get a hang of the Formula One track.
Top female drivers have stood their ground on not wanting a female only Formula One series, hence it’s still along way to go before girls start breaking this glass ceiling in Racing at the top most level.
The series looks forward to start in My 2019, will have identical 1.8 litre Formula Three cars.
The races would be 6 30 minute races at top circuits in Europe that are past Formula one venues.
Later on, the organisers wish to spread out to Asia, America and Australia.
“At the heart of W Series’ DNA is the firm belief that women can compete equally with men in motorsport. However, an all-female series is essential in order to force greater female participation,” organisers said in a statement.
Coulthard, winner of 13 grands prix between 1995 and 2003, is on the advisory board along with Red Bull’s technical head Newey and both will be involved in the driver training programme. Former McLaren team manager Dave Ryan has been appointed racing director, while the chief executive is lawyer and corporate finance banker Catherine Bond Muir.