W Series kicks off third season in United States at 2022 Miami Grand Prix

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The W Series kicks off their third season this week as part of Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix at the Miami International Autodrome and Jamie Chadwick will look to continue a dominant performance that has seen her win the first two championships.

Chadwick currently bookends the series as the winner of the inaugural race in 2019 at Hockenheimring and with a sweep of two races in the 2021 season finale at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. While Chadwick has showcased winning talent for winning races, both championships were hotly contested with Chadwick defeating Beitske Visser by 10 points in 2019. Last year’s title featured a season finale that saw Chadwick and Alice Powell enter the weekend tied in points.

England’s Chadwick swept the weekend and walked away with the title, which made her an obvious choice to helm a team launched earlier this year by Caitlyn Jenner, one of four new teams this season. Chadwick will be joined at the team by American Chloe Chambers, 17. Chambers earned her shot in the series at a test in Arizona earlier this year as well as a follow-up test at Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

“I feel really comfortable in the car, and I’ve got used to the speed already,” Chambers said in a release. “For this season, I’m going in with a clear mind and willing to learn. With Caitlyn Jenner as a team boss and two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick as a teammate, I couldn’t have two better people in my team to learn from. Both have a wealth of knowledge about sport and racing, and I’m looking forward to working with them, and the entire Jenner Racing Team as the season progresses.”

The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix will be comprised of one race. The W Series, with title sponsor Hard Rock International, will host two of the season’s 10 races in eight rounds that will all be held in support of F1.

“W Series’ 2022 season will start with a bang in Miami, so Hard Rock, a brand which, like W Series, champions diversity and creating more opportunities for women, is the perfect title partner for our opening doubleheader as we continue to make lots of noise in the USA,” said W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir. “As a massive Hard Rock fan, I love their food and visiting their venues around the world. I am delighted.

“Last year’s season finale in Austin, W Series’ first event in the USA, was spectacular, as our women racing drivers showcased their skills in front of 400,000 people across the weekend, creating incredible momentum we are carrying into the inaugural Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix. W Series Miami presented by Hard Rock will be the biggest event we’ve ever staged, and we’re humbled by the fantastic reception from fans and partners alike. We can’t wait for the racing to start.”

This will be the longest season to date, and it begins and ends in North America with Round 1 in Miami capped off by Round 7 in Austin and Round 8 in Mexico City.

In between, the W Series will race in Barcelona, Spain in two weeks, host three rounds in July in England, France and Hungary, and then kick off October in a companion race at Suzuka, Japan.

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