I am not clear on what the ultimate purpose is of the W series.
Is it to find the best female racer and then help her into a regular series such as F3 or F2?
Give all of the chosen candidates some racing experience and young driver training so they can make it in other series?
Or eventually establish a parallel racing ladder ending in a woman’s only F1 championship?
Jorda famously claimed women can’t drive powerful single seaters competitively against men. Which means that women’s series would require cars with less physical demands.
As controversial as that was and Jorda, perhaps the worst female driver of modern times considering her results compared to her teammates, certainly isn’t the best person to make them, it remains a fact that there are very few successful female single-seat racers.
Patrick is the obvious example and despite her overall success, there were many male drivers in similar teams doing better.
In fact, most female racers seem to struggle compared to their male team mates. Statistically, some of these females must be better than their male teammates but how often do we see this in the final championship standings?
So perhaps there is something to what Jorda claimed and women need a separate series and ladder and this F3-style W series is just the first step?