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All-Female 'W' Racing Series.

All-Female W Racing Series

A new all-female racing series will launch in May 2019. It aimed at encouraging women racers to get into Formula One. No one could pass by such loud words. Some were indignant, others rejoiced at the new idea. I tried to figure out what it is for. I think this is an attempt to make a show where it's not. About the most beautiful women in Motorsport history and why the W-series isn't the best idea today. Let's go.

The first thing I wanted to do after such a loud news,  is to understand what the goal is. The most interesting thing - there is no need to make a new series. But, if we are not talking about Formula 1 supported races. It is possible to increase the interest of the audience in this case. But all-female racing series creation idea contradicts itself by this way too.

All-Female W Racing Series

In fact, we all wanted to balance women and men rights. However, women have been racing for a long time. Moreover, there are quite successful and beautiful among them. Here are examples.

Top 5 most talented women in Motorsport. 

All-Female W Racing Series

Sabine Schmitz - "Die Königin der Nordschleif"




The main achievements:

24 Hours Nürburgring: Overall winner in 1996 and 1997 (BMW), third in 2008 (Porsche), ninth in
2011 (Porsche), sixth in 2012 (Porsche).
In December 2004, Schmitz gained further recognition in the United Kingdom after appearing in the BBC television show Top Gear with presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

All-Female W Racing Series
Michele Mouton Tribute - "Fastest Girl in History"


She has so many achievements that you can list it for a very long time. Did you know?  
The main achievements:

She is the only one female winner of the WRC. Her WRC debut was on November 30, 1974, but first victory — San Remo rally 1981.
Michèle participated in 24 hours of Le Mans in 1975.
She won three victories (Portugal, Brazil, Acropolis) in 1982 and became the WRC's vice-champion.
Autosport magazine awarded her as "The driver of the year".
In 1984 and 1985, she won the race at Pikes Peak mountain and did set the race's record. 
Michèle Mouton became the first President of the FIA women's Motorsport Committee in 2010.


All-Female W Racing Series

Susie Wolff - "First woman in Formula 1"



The main achievement 

is in Formula Three (2005)
For 2005, Wolff made the step up to the British Formula 3 Championship to race for the Alan Docking Racing team in the Championship Class, but her season was disrupted by an ankle injury sustained during the winter. She also made a one-off appearance in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch in June.

All-Female W Racing Series

Jutta Kleinschmidt - "First woman to win the Rally"



I think she's the most professional driver in the world.
The main achievements:

She raced her first Paris Dakar Rally in 1988 on a BMW motorcycle. In 1994, she switched to driving a car and, in 1997, became the first woman to win a stage of the Rally. The following year, she was on the podium and, in 2001, she became the first woman to win the Rally.

All-Female W Racing Series

Danica Patrick - "The most beautiful driver in the world"




There's no man in the world who doesn't know who Danica Patrick is. Her achievements in Motorsport are priceless. This woman is a Motorsport own.
The main achievements: 

She was 9th in the Formula Vauxhall Winter Series in 1999. After a year, she became a test driver for Haywood Racing and Mygale Factory Team and took second place in Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch.
The American driver received "Rookie of the year" in 2006. Danica Patrick continued to does successful tests in different teams with victories for the Rahal-Letterman Racing and Andretti Green Racing
She took 3rd. place in the season on "Twin Ring Motegi" racetrack in Japan, she became the first woman to win the IndyCar race. In 2009, she failed to repeat this success but was able to climb the podium in the Indy-500.

All-Female W Racing Series

Indycar, Formula1, Indy500, Nascar, Arca. Look for more.

Why do women need their own race


These women can do anything. There were difficulties as victories on their way. However, they have achieved such success, which cannot be achieved by any other male driver!

"Why do women need their own race?"- there is a reasonable question.

First, the biggest issue: the lack of women in Formula 1 and the world’s other top racing series is a simple numbers problem. Of course, that’s not the only issue, but it’s the best one to start with. Statistically, there far fewer women trying to make a professional career of being a racing driver, which, in turn, means that there are even fewer women with the financial backing to make it to Formula 1. I’m a firm believer that if the pipeline of women coming into the sport were to suddenly triple in size, the female demographic in open-wheel racing would drastically change, and that’s roughly what the W Series is banking on. - Ryan Lewis "The Drive"


All-Female W Racing Series

Why is "All-Female 'W' Racing Series" the bad idea?


The words were quite reasonable. However, look again at these beautiful ladies. Tell me, do these women need to prove something? Isn't racing the choice of the strongest? No? But isn't the discrimination when women are not part of the one, but a single part of the individual? Tatiana Calderon proved it right as Pipa Man too.

"Those with funding to help female racers are choosing to segregate them as opposed to supporting them," 
"I am deeply disappointed to see such a historic step backward take place in my lifetime."

- British racer Pippa Mann, a winner in the U.S. Indy Lights series 

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Taisiya Lavrova

Russian motorsport's journalist, a painter. I enjoy to motivate you by posts about bravest drivers and most beautiful autodromes. If you like it, follow me.

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