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W Series partners with Formula 1 to stage races alongside Mexico and US Grands Prix

Jamie Chadwick, Inaugural W Series champion, and Catherine Bond Muir, CEO of W Series (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Sport Industry Group)

All-female motor racing competition the W Series has announced a tie-up with Formula 1 that will see it become part of the support programme at this year’s US and Mexican Grands Prix.

The W Series was launched last year as a platform to give more prominence and opportunities to women in motorsport, with all six races in its first series taking place on the undercard of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) touring car series.

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