The FIA W Series is an all-female single-seater racing championship. The series’ first season was in 2019 and it featured twenty drivers contesting over six races. The W Series was publicly launched on 10 October 2018. Rumors about the creation of a female-only racing series had begun to circulate in November 2017. It was created in response to the lack of female drivers progressing to the highest levels of motorsport, particularly Formula 1. The series has the backing of a number of prominent members of the motorsport community, including former F1 driver David Coulthard and engineer Adrian Newey.
The series features eighteen female racers from around the globe, plus two reserve drivers. The W Series championship title is awarded to the competitor with the highest number of points from all qualifying rounds run, excluding any penalty points incurred. If two or more drivers finish the season with the same number of points, the higher place in the series shall be awarded to the driver with the highest number of race wins. If the number of race wins is the same, the championship title shall be awarded according to the number of second-place finishes, third-place finishes and so on.
The W Series race weekend starts on Friday 1st July with one practice session for the drivers to get comfortable with the track. Qualifying then follows on the same day after the practice and that ends the day. Sunday we have some live racing action that starts at 17:55 P.M.
|Friday, July 1||13:10 – 13:40 P.M.||Practice|
|22:55 – 23:25 P.M.||Qualifying|
|Saturday, July 2||17:55 – 18:30 P.M.||Race|
India – Race can be watched live on EuroSport India, while practice and qualifying on Twitch.
UK – Race and qualifying can be watched live on Sky Sports while practice on Twitch.
Australia – Race can be watched live on SBS Sports while practice and qualifying on Twitch.