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W Series unveils new race cars for final driver selection

20 Mar 2019

  • World debut of W Series Tatuus T-318 race car and livery
  • Four-day test at Almeria, Spain, to establish the final series line-up
  • 28 drivers will compete for a place in the 18-car grid
  • Striking livery features five different colour ways with prominent names and national flag

W Series, the brand-new single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers only, moves to Almeria in Southern Spain this week as it enters the final stages of its driver-selection programme ahead of the first race at Hockenheim (Germany) in May.

Drivers from 16 countries will get their first experience behind the wheel of the brand-new 2019-spec Tatuus T-318 race car as they compete over the course of four intense track days to become one of just 18 athletes to contest the series, which boasts a prize fund of US$1.5m - including US$500,000 for the overall winner.

W Series Racing Director, Dave Ryan said: "It'll be much more of a race-focused programme than before. Obviously we'll be recording lap-times, and the drivers' pace will be important, but we'll also be looking at their rate of improvement throughout the test, and the ability of each driver to work technically and productively with engineers and mechanics, in addition to their stamina and consistency over longer runs."

The cars will debut the new W Series livery, which introduces five different, but extrovert, colour ways. Each combination allows space for prominent for the future positioning of the driver's name and national flag, as well as her own race number, as specifically chosen by each driver, once the final grid has been finalised.

The first day of testing starts in Almeria on March 23, and the final successful drivers will be announced on March 28.

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