Vauxhall partners with recently-revived Formula Woman
The partnership mainly focuses on track assessments of applicants.
Vauxhall will provide several Corsa-e cars to the Formula Woman championship so that people who apply to drive in the racing series will be able to experience driving in a standard car before moving up to more hardcore vehicles.
Formula Woman originally began in 2004 in order to boost female representation in motorsport, similar to today's W Series. After the 2007 season, the Formula Woman disappeared into obscurity, until last year when it was announced the series would be revived.
James Taylor, Sales & Marketing Director, stated that, "The Corsa-e has been critically acclaimed for its environmental performance, low running costs and ease of use experience and we’re confident that the Formula Woman applicants will also find it surprisingly adept on circuit too."
The founder of Formula Woman, Graeme Glew, was just as enthusiastic, stating that, " The hundreds of competitors who have entered the Formula Woman Competition will now have the chance to have professional instruction and introduction to track activities in a Corsa-e which is sure to create a pleasant surprise in terms of handling and performance."
While this is great news, I am not sure about the success of Formula Woman as a racing series, since it will definitely face competition from W Series, and also it's highly likely that viewership of the series will be catastrophically low due to lack of attention in comparison to Formula 1 or even Formula 2.