The new stars emerging from W Series
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The new stars emerging from W Series

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While the names fighting for the W Series title are familiar to the wider motorsport world, in their wake the all-female championship is bringing previously unknown drivers into the spotlight - and developing their abilities fast

Just two months on from the opening round at Hockenheim, the inaugural W Series championship has already reached the midway point of its first season - with Jamie Chadwick leading the standings by a margin of 13 points over Beitske Visser.

That it's Chadwick and Visser leading the way at the sharp end of the field is not particularly surprising - both are established names in single-seater racing and it's certainly more than likely that Chadwick would have been able to continue her steady career trajectory as the next great female Formula 1 driver hope with or without W Series.

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