BREAKING NEWS: W-Series Announces 2021 Drivers

Well the first 18 that will be competing anyway.

"W-Series' new partnership with Formula 1 from 2021 is a ringing endorsement of the series and a testament to the immense skills of all the drivers."

Jamie Chadwick

Following the recent announcement of the 2021 W-Series racing calendar, the first eighteen names of the competitors for the second season of W-Series have been announced. Their name, nationality and age are as follows:

Jamie Chadwick, UK, 22 .

Beitske Visser, Netherlands, 25 .

Alice Powell, UK, 27 .

Marta García, Spain, 20..

Emma Kimiläinen, Finland, 31 .

Fabienne Wohlwend, Liechtenstein, 23.

Miki Koyama, Japan, 23 .

Sarah Moore, UK, 27 .

"One of the great things about any sport is its unpredictability,so I am sure we will see lots of surprises along the way."

Dave Ryan

Vicky Piria, Italy, 27 .

Tasmin Pepper, South Africa, 30.

Jessica Hawkins, UK, 25 .

Sabré Cook, USA, 26 .

Ayla Ågren, Norway, 27.

Abbie Eaton, UK, 28.

Belén García, Spain, 21 .

Nerea Martí, Spain, 18 .

Irina Sidorkova, Russia, 17 .

Bruna Tomaselli, Brazil, 23.

Catherine Bond Muir (Chief Executive Officer, W Series) had this to say about the driver announcement:

“I am delighted that the 18 drivers who would have competed in our 2020 on-track season will all get the chance to showcase their talents on-track in 2021, in partnership with Formula 1. I am also pleased that they will be eligible for FIA Super Licence points as they do so. This year has been incredibly testing for everybody, but our fast and fearless drivers have displayed remarkable resilience and dedication, and they can now look forward to competing on motor racing’s biggest stage thanks to W Series’ new partnership with Formula 1. Our eight races next year will take us right across Europe and the Americas, and our 18 drivers represent 12 countries, therefore helping us to enhance the reach and impact of W Series globally, and to achieve our mission of inspiring young girls and women everywhere.”

Some of the familiar names amongst this list are current W-Series Champion Jamie Chadwick, The Grand Tour's Abbie Eaton, Beitske Visser, Marta Garcia and Vicky Piria.

The second season of W-Series will start in late June 2021 in France.

What do you think of the driver line-up so far? Let me know in the comments below.

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Comments (8)

  • Yay!!! A Brazilian!!!

      2 months ago
  • <gets unreasonably excited for prospect of Eaton vs Chadwick dicing it for P1>

      2 months ago
    • I think you mean reasonably excited because I think everyone and their dog is looking forward to watching that happen!

        2 months ago
  • I am really looking forward to the upcoming season and can’t wait to see them race in Austin next October!

      2 months ago
    • Same here - and I'm glad that they're getting to go to a couple of new tracks!

        2 months ago
  • The names announced and their various nationalities can only be good for promoting women in motorsport around the world both for these competitors and for those a couple of rungs down the ladder looking to progress, can't wait for the new season..

      2 months ago