Channel 4 will show live coverage of all six races of the new all-female racing championship.
“This is a historic moment for us. The UK, with its incredible love of motorsport, is a cornerstone market for W Series, and what better way to engage and entertain than with live coverage of our all-female single-seater racing. Channel 4 is the ideal broadcast partner and we’re delighted to be working with them as we introduce the world to this exciting new concept.” – Catherine Bond Muir, CEO of W Series
The W Series will see 18 women from 13 countries compete in mechanically identical single-seater cars. The women were chosen after an extensive selection process which assessed their prowess on the track.
British competitors include Jamie Chadwick, Esmee Hawkey, Jessica Hawkins, Sarah Moore and Alice Powell.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing live coverage of the W Series to terrestrial audiences. Women have been under-represented in motor sport for far too long and who knows, this exciting format could be the first step towards producing a female F1 champion in the not-too-distant future.” – Joe Blake-Turner, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Sport
The W Series on Channel 4 begins with the opening race at Hockenheim on 4th May. It will also be available on All 4 and will be produced by independent production company Whisper who are also responsible for Channel 4’s F1 coverage.