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Could you be the next Formula Woman Champion?

Do you have what it takes?

16 years after the initial competition, it returns in 2021 to find the next Champion. And this time, it's going global! Here's what you need to know...

“If you have ever had the urge to test your skills on track, then Formula Woman is for you. I urge you to register now!”

Vicki Butler-Henderson

What is Formula Woman?

Formula Woman was a successful motor racing competition back in 2004, where thousands of women of all ages with a variety of backgrounds entered to see if they had what it took to become a racing driver.

3,500 women were assessed at race tracks across the UK and 100 finalists took part in a three day shoot out to find 16 racers who then went on to compete in the first ever Formula Woman Championship which was broadcast on ITV.

2004 saw Natasha Firman (sister of former Formula 1 driver Ralph Firman) crowned Champion.

What do I need to apply?

1. Be over 17 with a full driving licence

2. Have had little or no racing experience

3. And of course… you have to be a woman!

As a registered ‘Formula Woman’ you will be invited to various events including selected race meetings , Formula Woman Track Days & Coaching , Simulator Training Days , On Line Fitness and Mind coaching.

Applications to join the competition are open until September with online tutorials beginning in May, enabling applicants to join from wherever they are in the world.

McLaren Involvement

McLaren Customer Racing has agreed to support the competition and will provide two GT4 race cars to the winners of the Formula Woman Competition.

Following a series of online assessments, the successful applicants will then proceed to the next round of on track assessments which will culminate to the finals at the end of February 2022.

The winners will then be awarded their prize of a drive in two McLaren GT4 race cars in the UK GT Cup championship during 2022. The six winners will undergo full training and coaching during the months of March and April prior to taking to the grid in the 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 race car.

Does it cost anything?

When applying using the online application form, there will be a one off payment of £99.00 fee that grants you access to become a ‘Formula Woman'

But if you don't have that kind of cash at the moment, don't worry because there's another way to cover the one off cost.

There's a new initiative launched by Formula Woman to help applicants. It's a personal sponsorship, enabling applicants who need a little help with their one-off £99 access fee, or for any other purchases such as merchandising and track days, to bring on board their own personal sponsor to join them on their adventure. Their personal sponsors will have a presence on their car, helmet or overalls.

And there you have it!

For more details, check on the Formula Woman website linked below.

What do you think about this competition? Let me know in the comments below.

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Comments (28)

  • Getting a license first would help 😌

      22 days ago
  • No. But for obvious reasons.

      22 days ago
  • Great idea - anything that encourages more women to give motorsport a go is good with me, just hope that this gets the exposure and support it deserves

      22 days ago
  • I would rather see women being given the opportunity to race in Formula 1, like Sophia Floersch for example. She is as capable as many on the grid. Definitely better than some, especially Mazepin.

      22 days ago
    • I'm gonna have to disagree. All of the men are going to be 30% + physically stronger and the G forces inside an F1 car with a 30% strength deficit is really going to make someone uncompetitive. It would be a real shame to see a driver be lapped...

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        20 days ago
    • It's social media. Of course someone will disagree ;)

        20 days ago
  • Sadly I'm ineligible. Have fun those who can apply.

      20 days ago