The all-female racing sequence, Components W, has introduced the names of greater than 50 drivers who will enter a range course of to declare a spot on the 2019 grid.

The sequence will choose 18 ladies to participate within the inaugural season, which can get underway at Hockenheim on Could three subsequent 12 months. The present record has been narrowed down from over 100 candidates and the chosen drivers now have two months to put together for a three-day on-and-off-track trial, together with health assessments and psychometric profiling, in addition to a number of driving ability assessments.

Former F1 stars David Coulthard and Alex Wurz might be among the many judges, alongside former McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan.

Carmen Jorda is among the many drivers on W Series “lengthy record”. Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto by way of Getty Photographs

“We’re thrilled however maybe not shocked by the response,” Catherine Bond Muir, W Series CEO, stated. “Even at the moment there’s a large gender imbalance in motorsport and W Series is making step one to right that. Drivers from all around the world have stepped ahead, so it is clear that with the fitting framework we will make the modifications this sport desperately wants.”

Coulthard, W Series Advisory Board Chair, added: “We designed W Series particularly to shine a lightweight on feminine expertise proper all over the world. I can not wait to be a part of the subsequent stage and to see a few of that expertise in motion.”

The sequence is free to enter for the 18 drivers chosen and comes with a complete prize cash purse of $1.5 million, $500,000 of which can go to the winner.

The full record may be seen beneath and consists of former GP3 drivers Carmen Jorda, Vicky Piria and Alice Powell.

Ayla Agren, 25, Norway
Amna Al Qubaisi,18, UAE
Chelsea Angelo, 22, Australia
Carmen Boix, 23, Spain
Sarah Bovy, 29, Belgium
Toni Breidinger, 19, USA
Ivana Cetinich, 22, South Africa
Jamie Chadwick, 20, UK
Veronika Cicha, 31, Czech Republic
Sabre Cook dinner, 24, USA
Courtney Crone, 17, USA
Natalie Decker, 21, USA
Mira Erda, 18, India
Carlotta Fedeli, 26, Italy
Cassie Gannis, 27, USA
Marta Garcia, 18, Spain
Michelle Gatting, 24, Denmark
Angelique Germann, 27 Germany
Megan Gilkes, 17, Canada
Samin Gomez, 26, Venezuela
Grace Gui, 27, China
Michelle Halder, 19, Germany
Esmee Hawkey, 20, UK
Jessica Hawkins, 23, UK
Shea Holbrook, 28, USA
Carmen Jorda, 30, Spain
Vivien Keszthelyi, 17, Hungary
Emma Kimilainen, 29, Finland
Natalia Kowalska, 28, Poland
Stephane Kox, 24, Netherland
Miki Koyama, 21, Japan
Fabienne Lanz, 32, South Africa
Milla Mäkelä, 25, Finland
Alexandra Marinescu, 18, Romania
Milou Mets, 28, Netherlands
Sheena Monk, 29, USA
Sarah Moore, 25, UK
Marylin Niederhauser, 22, Germany
Tasmin Pepper, 28, South Africa
Vicky Piria, 24, Italy
Taegen Poles, 20, Canada
Alice Powell, 25, UK
Charlotte Poynting, 20, Australia
Naomi Schiff, 24, Belgium
Carrie Schriener, 20, Germany
Sharon Scolari, 23, Switzerland
Doreen Seidel, 33, Germany
Siti Shahkirah, 24, Malaysia
Sneha Sharma, 28, India
Bruna Tomasell, 21, Brazil
Shirley Van Der Lof, 31, Netherlands
Beitske Visser, 23, Netherlands
Fabienne Wohlwend, 21, Lichenstein
Caitlin Wooden, 21, Australia
Hanna Zellers, 21, USA

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