W SERIES ANNOUNCE SUPPORT RACE AT BRITISH GRAND PRIX27 January 2022
W Series, the international single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers, today announced its continued partnership with Formula 1 and the eight Grand Prix weekends it will race at in 2022, including the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone from 1 – 3 July.
W Series will visit five new venues during its third on-track season, which will include a round at the Suzuka Circuit as part of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend in October. The season will begin in 100 days’ time in support of F1’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix at the brand-new Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens, Florida, USA, in May.
As well as staging races in Miami, Spain, France, Japan, and Mexico for the first time, W Series will return to Silverstone, the Hungaroring and the Circuit of the Americas having successfully supported the British, Hungarian and United States Grands Prix respectively during season two.
The schedule and session timings for the British Grand Prix will be announced in due course.
Stuart Pringle, Managing Director of Silverstone said: “A strong support race package is an extremely important part of the British Grand Prix weekend and, after such a successful inaugural race at Silverstone in 2021, I am delighted, as I am sure the fans will be, that the W Series will return this July. We have some great British racing talent on the grid, and I am sure they will welcome the home support our passionate fans are known for when they return to Silverstone this summer.“
Catherine Bond Muir (Chief Executive Officer, W Series) said: “W Series’ expansion continues with the announcement of our 2022 race calendar which will see us visit more circuits and countries in a single season than ever before. I am delighted that we will be returning to the Circuit of the Americas, Silverstone and Hungary in 2022, and excited to take W Series to Miami, Spain, France, Mexico and Japan for the first time – the latter representing another landmark achievement for W Series as we make our debut in Asia. We have always stated our intention to make the series a truly global movement and this calendar is the next step towards achieving that.“