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W Series heads to Singapore for the first time in history

Calendar changes have been made for the W Series Championship

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For the first time in W Series history, the championship is heading to Singapore. 

Singapore Circuit
Marina Bay Street Circuit (Photo Credit: wseries.com)

Today, W Series announced that the seventh race of the season will have a destination change. The race was due to take place in Suzuka, in support of Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix. It would have taken place on October 7-8th.

However, that is no longer the case. The seventh race of the W Series is now happening two weeks prior. It will see the championship race in Singapore, for the first time ever, supporting Formula 1’s Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd, has expressed excitement at hosting W Series’ first Asian race. He said “we are proud to partner [W Series] by offering a platform for an all-female line-up of elite racers to compete at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.”

W Series Comments

The CEO Catherine Bond Muir has also commented on this calendar change for the series. She said that “it’s with regret that we will not be racing in Japan this year, where we have strong support.”

This removal of Japan off the calendar is due to unforeseen operational issues. She elaborated saying that “the challenges involved” with racing in Japan “have increased significantly in the past six months”. Unfortunately meaning “it is sadly no longer possible” for W Series to race there.

However, Bond Muir is thankful that Formula 1 and the Singapore GP team are aiding W Series in keeping their promise of 2022 being “a landmark” season. She continued saying that the Marina Bay Street Circuit “has built a fantastic reputation for great racing and we’re sure the atmosphere will be incredible as racing returns after a break.

“We staged our first-ever race on a street circuit in Miami in May to great acclaim, and I’m sure our drivers will put on another exciting show at Marina Bay and continue to inspire new fans of W Series in Asia.”

The 2022 Calendar

With Singapore joining the calendar, W Series still has 10 races this season. The fifth round is this weekend in Budapest as the championship supports Formula 1 in Hungary.

Hungaroring Circuit (Photo Credit: wseries.com)

After the summer break, there are three rounds left:

Singapore – September 30th – October 2nd

COTA, USA – October 21st – 23rd

Mexico – October 28th – 30th

Jamie Chadwick is currently leading the championship after seven straight wins in a row. Heading into Hungary, all eyes will be on the Brit and whether or not she can maintain her championship lead.

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