New W Series to run on DTM bill in 2019
The brand-new all-female W Series will be contested over six European rounds as a support class to Germany’s DTM touring car championship.
The series, headed up by lawyer Catherine Bond Muir, will feature 18 to 20 female racers squaring off in identical Tatuus T-318 Formula 3 cars with a US$1.5 million prize pool on offer.
There is no cost to enter the series, with drivers instead selected in a multi-faceted process judged by a panel featuring David Coulthard, Adrian Newey, former Formula 1 team manager Dave Ryan, and F1 media professional Matt Bishop.
It has now been confirmed that the W Series will race alongside the DTM with the inaugural round due to take place at Hockenheim season opener from May 3-5.
From there it will visit Belgium’s Zolder circuit (May 17-19) before heading to Misano in Italy from June 7-9.
The famous Norisring will host the fourth round from July 5-7 ahead of a visit to Assen in The Netherlands (July 19-21) before the season finale at Brands Hatch from August 10-11.
Inaugural entrants for the W Series are yet to be confirmed.
W Series 2019 Calendar
Round 1: Hockenheim (May 3-5)
Round 2: Zolder (May 17-19)
Round 3: Misano (June 7-9)
Round 4: Norisring (July 5-7)
Round 5: Assen (July 19-21)
Round 6: Brands Hatch (August 10-11)