W Series News

Hamilton: Females need more support
Powell holds off Chadwick to win
Powell takes pole, Chadwick fifth
W Series drops Suzuka round
Chadwick holds off Visser to win

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton believes “way more” needs to be done to help ensure progression from W Series and give women more opportunities in racing.

Alice Powell ended Jamie Chadwick's W Series winning streak with a lights-to-flag victory at the Hungaroring, fending off late pressure from the reigning champion to clinch the win.

Alice Powell has grabbed pole position for the W Series Hungarian round with a stunning late lap, as defending champion Jamie Chadwick qualified down in fifth place.

W Series has called off its planned debut at Japan's Suzuka Circuit, and will instead join the Formula 1 support bill in Singapore.

Jamie Chadwick held off Beitske Visser to take her seventh consecutive W Series win at Circuit Paul Ricard, further extending her championship lead.

Chadwick handed two-place grid penalty for W Series France race

Jamie Chadwick has been handed a two-place grid penalty for the W Series race in France, handing Beitske Visser her maiden series pole.

W Series Paul Ricard: Chadwick bags fourth successive pole

Jamie Chadwick took her fourth consecutive W Series pole at Circuit Paul Ricard, with the two-time champion holding off a fierce challenge from Marta Garcia for the top spot.

David Coulthard: Why women racers are more than equal

For the latest #ThinkingForward interview we speak to ex-F1 driver David Coulthard and his Czech business partner Karel Komarek about why they are bankrolling an ambitious new program to empower female racing drivers to reach F1.

W Series Silverstone: Chadwick takes dominant home win

Jamie Chadwick eased to another comfortable victory in the W Series with a dominant display at Silverstone, while there was a penultimate lap clash between Emma Kimilainen and Abbi Pulling.

W Series Britain: Chadwick beats Kimilainen for pole at Silverstone

Jamie Chadwick has taken her third pole position of the 2022 W Series campaign, beating Emma Kimilainen for top spot in qualifying for her home round at Silverstone.

Pulling not feeling pressure as Chadwick's main W Series challenger

W Series racer Abbi Pulling says she doesn't feel under more pressure one year on from her debut in the series as Jamie Chadwick's main title challenger after three rounds.

Lewis Hamilton "compelled" to defend Naomi Schiff after F1 online abuse

Lewis Hamilton says he felt “compelled” to defend racing driver and Sky Sports Formula 1 presenter Naomi Schiff after she faced online abuse from a troll.

W Series Spain: Chadwick keeps Pulling at bay for lights-to-flag win

Jamie Chadwick maintained her flawless start to the defence of her W Series title with a third consecutive victory in a dominant performance in Spain.

W Series Spain: Chadwick beats Powell to pole

Jamie Chadwick has beaten Alice Powell to pole position for the W Series Barcelona round to maintain her storming start to the 2022 season.

W Series Miami: Chadwick claims double with lights-to-flag victory

Jamie Chadwick took her second W Series win of the weekend in Miami on Sunday, marking her fourth consecutive series victory.

W Series Miami: Chadwick takes victory in dramatic showdown

Jamie Chadwick clinched victory in a dramatic W Series season opener in Miami, snatching back the lead from Emma Kimilainen in a last-lap shootout.

W Series Miami: Marti snatches pole in red-flagged qualifying

Nerea Marti took pole for the first W Series race in Miami after a red flag scuppered a last-minute flying lap from Alice Powell.

Toyota Racing Series to loan cars to W Series

The Toyota Racing Series will loan 18 of its FT60 cars to the W Series to be used at two separate events this season.

Just how good is Japanese racing prodigy Juju Noda?

Japan’s Juju Noda will be the youngest driver on the grid when she tackles the W Series this year. But just how good is the much-heralded 16-year-old? Jamie Klein investigates.

W Series announces 2022 line-up; five new drivers to join

W Series has announces its full line up for the 2022 season, with five new drivers making their championship debut.

Chadwick explains W Series return, responds to criticism

W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has responded to criticism of her return to the series, saying she wasn’t able to secure enough funding to move up the single-seater pyramid.

Chadwick's U-turn poses big questions for W Series Prime

Chadwick's U-turn poses big questions for W Series

With two W Series titles under her belt, Jamie Chadwick appears to be the perfect candidate to break into FIA Formula 3. But a shock return to the series in 2022 appears a curious move – not just for her, but for the all-female series too

How W Series can confront its biggest enduring issue Prime

How W Series can confront its biggest enduring issue

Two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick finds herself in a predicament. The Williams F1 development driver has more than proven herself in the all-female series and has little to gain from returning. But where should she go next? And how will the series move forwards if she elects to take up her reserved slot on next year's grid? Whatever she decides, it poses important questions for the series' future

The nightmare season of a W Series title favourite Prime

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

The rational brain of W Series' outside title bet Prime

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