There will be a new series of races in the bill for assistance in the Grand Prix of the United States and Mexico City after F1 confirms that the W Series, the single-seater championship for pilot women, will be part of the program.
The races will represent the last two rounds of the eight-round series, which had its inaugural season in 2019, with Williams development driver Jamie Chadwick taking the loot.
The race in the United States takes place on October 24, on Saturday of the F1 meeting, at the Austin Circuit of the Americas, and the Mexican round a week later at the Hermanos Rodríguez Racetrack.
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“We are delighted to welcome the W Series to two such spectacular events of the FIA Formula 1 2020 World Championship, such as those in Austin and Mexico City,” said Ross Brawn, Managing Director of Motoring at Formula 1.
“In just one year, the W Series has contributed significantly to increasing interest in the issue of diversity and inclusion in motor sport.
“We are convinced that our sport must offer equal opportunities for men and women to compete together; it is no coincidence that improving one of our strategic objectives is to improve the diversity of the F1 grid by supporting and promoting the talent of drivers in little environments represented. “
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“The ability of the large crowds that traditionally attend the Austin and Mexico City Grand Prix to look closely at these talented women drivers will definitely raise awareness of the importance of inclusion and diversity in motor sport.”
Catherine Bond Muir, executive director of the W Series, added: “In the W Series we are absolutely delighted that, in just our second season, our championship has been well received by Formula 1, and we are delighted that the last two races Therefore, the 2020 Series W season will take place as part of the Formula 1 platform.
“Our two completely new races will follow six races on the DTM platform, making a championship of eight races very varied, extremely exciting and truly international, in eight countries around the world. I am particularly pleased that the W Series now organizes races outside Europe, and the United States and Mexico are, of course, very important new territories for us.
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“The interest and enthusiasm for the W Series was enormous in our first season, 2019, both among the media and among the fans, and the incorporation of two completely new W Series races on the Formula 1 platform will inevitably increase that enthusiasm and interest.
“A lot of work has been done to unite the agreement of the Series W / Formula 1, but above all I want to thank the drivers of the Series W, the brave and talented young women who captured the imagination of the sports world last summer. Remember my words: they will do it again this year, from May to October, all over the world. “