- Series to visit Japan, Miami, Spain, France, Mexico for first time
- W Series to return to UK, Hungary, Texas
Female single seater championship W Series has revealed its eight-race calendar for the 2022 season.
W Series will visit five new circuits during the 2022 season, accompanying Formula One as a support series.
With Formula One heading to back to Japan and to Miami for the first time, the W Series will make its debut at the Hard Rock Stadium site in May and the Suzuka Circuit in October.
In addition to those new locations, the W Series will also race in Spain (20th to 22nd May), France (22nd to 24th July) and Mexico (28th to 30th October) for the first time. The all-female single seater series will return to Silverstone (1st to 3rd July), the Hungaroring (29th to 31st July) and the Circuit of the Americas (21st to 23rd October) for its third season.
“W Series’ expansion continues with the announcement of our 2022 race calendar which will see us visit more circuits and countries in a single season than ever before,” said Catherine Bond Muir, chief executive officer at W Series.
“Last year, we began a landmark partnership with Formula One and our talented grid of female racing drivers proved that they belong on motor racing’s greatest stage. Their skill and determination captivated audiences around the world, culminating in a thrilling season-ending double header in Austin, Texas, USA, where a record crowd of 400,000 people attended the race weekend and saw Jamie Chadwick successfully defend her W Series title.
“I am delighted that we will be returning to the Circuit of the Americas, Silverstone and Hungary in 2022, and excited to take W Series to Miami, Spain, France, Mexico and Japan for the first time – the latter representing another landmark achievement for W Series as we make our debut in Asia. We have always stated our intention to make the series a truly global movement and this calendar is the next step towards achieving that.
“Our season-ending round at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez promises to be a very special weekend indeed and I can’t wait to see the 2022 W Series champion crowned in the iconic Foro Sol Stadium. I know that our drivers will once again rise to the occasion next season, and I would like to thank Formula One for their continued support and commitment to creating more opportunities for girls and women in the highest categories of our sport.”