The W Series has announced a change in their 2021 race calendar which is revised to end the second official season in a double-header at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, USA. The motorsport event will now no longer be ending the season at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico as originally planned due to logistical challenges. The upcoming rounds 7 and 8 will now be held in America.
The 2021 W Series season has seen a huge change since 2019, the drivers’ championship standings have never been so tight before with the two British drivers, Alice Powell and the defending Champion Jamie Chadwick are both tied up on top of the team with 109 points each. Powell has won 3 races this season while Chadwich has won 2. The newly named ‘Flying Finn’ Emma Kimilainen had taken the checkered flag once this season. After Round 6 the drivers are on a season break with 2 more races to go.
The W Series’ inaugural season had taken place just 2 years back in 2019 where the British driver Jamie Chadwick became the first-ever winner of the W Series Championship. The 2020 season did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic which made W Series take the racing to the simulators. This was to keep the W Series name going and keep the fans engaged with them due to the sudden halt because of the pandemic after just completing 1 season. The all women’s racing event came back this year for its second official season with a huge boost as they were now supported by Formula 1. The W Series is now seen racing on the same weekends and the same tracks ahead of the Formula 1 races. The women’s single-seater event will be back on the 23rd of October 2021.