W Series News

W Series US: Chadwick crowned champion after dominating finale
W Series US: Chadwick wins race one with title rival Powell in third
W Series US: Pulling pips Chadwick to race one pole, Powell tenth
W Series US: Chadwick tops second practice cut short by red flag
W Series US: Chadwick tops FP1 at season-finale double header

Jamie Chadwick was crowned the W Series 2021 champion after dominating the second W Series race of the weekend at the Circuit of the Americas.

Jamie Chadwick took victory in the penultimate W Series race of the season in Austin, while Alice Powell made up seven places to finish third amid a scorching title fight.

Abbi Pulling will start on pole for the first W Series race in Austin, while joint points leader Jamie Chadwick lines up in the top spot for the championship decider.

Jamie Chadwick topped the second W Series practice at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday in a session cut short by a red flag.

Jamie Chadwick topped the first W Series practice session at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday, leading from Abbi Pulling heading into the season-finale double header.

W Series US: Chadwick crowned champion after dominating finale

Jamie Chadwick was crowned the W Series 2021 champion after dominating the second W Series race of the weekend at the Circuit of the Americas.

W Series US: Chadwick wins race one with title rival Powell in third

Jamie Chadwick took victory in the penultimate W Series race of the season in Austin, while Alice Powell made up seven places to finish third amid a scorching title fight.

W Series US: Pulling pips Chadwick to race one pole, Powell tenth

Abbi Pulling will start on pole for the first W Series race in Austin, while joint points leader Jamie Chadwick lines up in the top spot for the championship decider.

W Series US: Chadwick tops second practice cut short by red flag

Jamie Chadwick topped the second W Series practice at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday in a session cut short by a red flag.

W Series US: Chadwick tops FP1 at season-finale double header

Jamie Chadwick topped the first W Series practice session at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday, leading from Abbi Pulling heading into the season-finale double header.

Podcast: Inside W Series with driver coaches Hughes and Kane

W Series driver coaches Warren Hughes and Jonny Kane are the special guests on the latest episode of the Autosport podcast previewing the 2021 championship decider in Austin.

Sidorkova to miss W Series Austin finale after US visa denied

Russian W Series driver Irina Sidorkova will miss the final two races in Austin this weekend after she was denied a US visa.

The nightmare season of a W Series title favourite Plus

The nightmare season of a W Series title favourite

She came into 2021 as a W Series title contender, but Beitske Visser has had a frustrating season, marred by a horrific crash at Spa and floundering in 12th place in the drivers’ standings. After misfortune and on-track clashes, the Dutch driver wishes the season was just starting now

Top eight W Series drivers will automatically qualify for 2022 drives

The top eight W Series drivers at the end of this season will qualify automatically for the 2022 season, the championship has confirmed.

W Series reserve Pulling drafted in at PUMA for COTA finale

W Series reserve driver Abbi Pulling will race in the double-header in Austin, taking the second PUMA seat for her third and fourth appearances of the season.

W Series drops Mexico round, will hold Austin double-header

W Series will now hold two races at the US Grand Prix as its season finale, rather than also racing in Mexico, after changes to the Formula 1 calendar.

Kimilainen: Racing 'doesn't define me', reduces results pressure

W Series race-winner Emma Kimilainen says her driving career “doesn’t define me as a person” and stops her putting too much pressure on results.

W Series Zandvoort: Powell wins again to draw level with Chadwick

Alice Powell took her third W Series win of the season at Zandvoort, drawing level in the points standings with pre-event leader Jamie Chadwick as polesitter Emma Kimilainen finished third.

W Series Zandvoort: Kimilainen takes first pole of the season ahead of Powell

Emma Kimilainen has taken her first W Series pole position of the season at Zandvoort, beating title rivals Alice Powell and Jamie Chadwick to the top spot.

The rational brain of W Series' outside title bet

As the only mum in W Series, Emma Kimilainen has a different perspective than many of her rivals. After her swashbuckling drive to victory at a sodden Spa, the Finn now has a real chance of getting into the title fight, and can call on an approach that has been a boost through myriad past disappointments

W Series Zandvoort: Chadwick leads practice from title rival Powell

Jamie Chadwick was quickest in W Series practice at Zandvoort, leading from championship rival Alice Powell.

Michele Mouton criticised for negative W Series comments

Rally legend Michele Mouton has been criticised after saying that W Series is a “limited and discriminating” championship.

W Series Spa: Kimilainen wins after sweeping past Chadwick in wet race

Emma Kimilainen took her second W Series win in a drenched race at Spa, sweeping past reigning champion Jamie Chadwick to win by over eight seconds.

W Series Spa crash underlines modern car safety advances - Visser

Beitske Visser has said walking away from the horrific W Series crash at Spa with no severe injuries is “proof” that cars are safer now than they used to be.

W Series drivers Agren and Visser transferred to hospital after Spa crash

W Series drivers Ayla Agren and Beitske Visser have been transferred to hospital after a horrific crash during the qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps.

The nightmare season of a W Series title favourite Plus

The nightmare season of a W Series title favourite

She came into 2021 as a W Series title contender, but Beitske Visser has had a frustrating season, marred by a horrific crash at Spa and floundering in 12th place in the drivers’ standings. After misfortune and on-track clashes, the Dutch driver wishes the season was just starting now

W Series
Oct 20, 2021
The rational brain of W Series' outside title bet Plus

The rational brain of W Series' outside title bet

As the only mum in W Series, Emma Kimilainen has a different perspective than many of her rivals. After her swashbuckling drive to victory at a sodden Spa, the Finn now has a real chance of getting into the title fight, and can call on an approach that has been a boost through myriad past disappointments

W Series
Sep 3, 2021
The comeback trail Brit making the most of a second chance Plus

The comeback trail Brit making the most of a second chance

After four years of making only irregular race appearances, Alice Powell had good reason to believe that her dreams of becoming a professional driver were over. But W Series has provided a second chance that she has firmly grasped, Powell's popular home win at Silverstone prompting the new series leader to look ahead to a bright future

W Series
Jul 30, 2021
Why W Series' champion is taking nothing for granted ahead of its return Plus

Why W Series' champion is taking nothing for granted ahead of its return

W Series is back this weekend after a year away. This time it’s supporting F1, and reigning champion Jamie Chadwick is up for the challenge of taking another title - but knows with higher stakes will come even more motivated opposition

W Series
Jun 24, 2021
Why a sabbatical doesn't spell disaster for W Series Plus

Why a sabbatical doesn't spell disaster for W Series

W Series finally got off the ground in 2019 despite its critics and had expected to build on its momentum this season. Instead the COVID-19 crisis has put its plans on hold, but for the fledgling series it could prove a blessing in disguise

W Series
Jul 27, 2020
How Eaton's Grand Tour has led to single-seaters Plus

How Eaton's Grand Tour has led to single-seaters

Having triumphed in club motorsport, and landed a prominent TV driving role, Abbie Eaton has struggled with that problem so many aspiring drivers face: raising a budget. Now her career has taken a new direction after joining the W Series grid

W Series
May 10, 2020
The one thing W Series needs in 2020 to continue its rise Plus

The one thing W Series needs in 2020 to continue its rise

The first season of W Series can be considered a major motorsport success story, but at the same time certain elements of its philosophy were exposed as problems. For its second season, there's one issue in particular it needs to address

W Series
Jan 15, 2020
How Chadwick became motorsport's face of change Plus

How Chadwick became motorsport's face of change

From falling into motorsport "by accident" to becoming the first W Series champion, Jamie Chadwick's career success has shown motorsport's capacity for change and suggests the wait for another woman to race in Formula 1 could soon be over

W Series
Aug 22, 2019