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W Series – which drivers could be in?


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#401 Stephane

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 20:13

That'd be true (well, kind of) if we were certain the w series winners is THE best woman driver.



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#402 E1pix

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 20:33

... and if there were equal numbers of women and men in racing.

Simple math.

Edited by E1pix, 08 February 2019 - 21:12.


#403 Sterzo

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 21:02

From what I know, I think Jamie Chadwick is going to walk it...  Of all the entrants, she is the only one who I was surprised entered this, I thought she may be "above it" so to speak, but $500k for a few hours work can surely help her in future I suppose.

When asked about it, Chadwick commented: "I'm a racing driver and, if I could, I would race 365 days of the year. I will still race against men in other championships but W Series is the perfect supplement to help me develop and progress further through the junior motorsport ranks."

 

Reflects my own view as a spectator. (Not that she's consulted me). The series may or may not be a brilliant idea, but there's no way I'd miss my local round. F3 cars, Brands GP circuit, several race winning drivers, count me in.

 

https://www.autospor...-mixed-reaction

 

PS I'll bet you one can of Rich Energy that Alice Powell beats Jamie Chadwick overall.


Edited by Sterzo, 08 February 2019 - 21:09.


#404 maximilian

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 21:47

Running as DTM support is also a great benefit, because there will be a large contingent of racing world personnel, big decision-makers, three manufacturers and sponsors at the venue already.  If a few of the W-Series drivers put down impressive performances (and they WILL be watched), it's a great way to gain exposure, make contacts, gather sponsors, etc. - may even land a DTM drive in the process.


Edited by maximilian, 08 February 2019 - 21:47.


#405 paulstevens56

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 23:02

Female drivers have consistently been a part of DTM for years, sadly other than Ellen Lohr, none have really made an impact.  IN fact the Germans are probably the most advanced in this field, Audi, Isolde Holderied won tons of stuff fro Toyota and Mitsubishi, and their DTM links with women are self evident.



#406 Stephane

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 13:37

Chadwick just won the MRF Challange



#407 HistoryFan

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 13:39

I think the title will decide between her, Visser and Garcia.



#408 Vielleicht

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 13:50

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#409 Rob29

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 17:57

Congrats Jamie! Hope we will se you in FIA F3



#410 messy

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 14:03

Chadwick is becoming very impressive in her own right. I know it's a long shot but I'd love her to get to F1.

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#411 Sterzo

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 14:29

Chadwick is pretty good but wasn't a match for Lundqvist, Caroline or Kjargaard in British F3. (Oh, and we should add Monger to that list). Let's not mention F1.



#412 E1pix

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:13

That's one cool thing about this Series.

None of us really knows who will shine brightest -- as these ladies have never raced each other. And the new-spec F3 cars are brutal compared to past genres of the class.

#413 taran

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:33

So is this series equivalent to F3/GP3 or below?

Where should the winner go? To F2 or F3?



#414 Kalmake

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:46

So is this series equivalent to F3/GP3 or below?

Where should the winner go? To F2 or F3?

It's an F3 series of which there are many. https://en.wikipedia...la_Three_series



#415 Rinehart

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:16

 

PS I'll bet you one can of Rich Energy that Alice Powell beats Jamie Chadwick overall.

Your on, Sterzo. 

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#416 Rinehart

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:29

Chadwick is pretty good but wasn't a match for Lundqvist, Caroline or Kjargaard in British F3. (Oh, and we should add Monger to that list). Let's not mention F1.

Disagree with that, She beat Kjargaard in 2017, in 2018 Kjargaard had a much better seat at Carlin. What could Chadwick have done at Carlin... calls your other comparisons into question...



#417 statman

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 18:38

W Series on instagram doing short portraits of the drivers:

 

https://www.instagra.../wseriesracing/

 

if you wanna know who's who  :)