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Old 28th November 2018, 20:14   #1
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Default Sneha Sharma & Mira Erda from India shortlisted for the W Racing Series

Sneha Sharma & Mira Erda from India in initial 55-driver list for W Series.

About the Series :

W Series is a forthcoming third-tier single-seater racing championship which aims to encourage greater female participation in motorsport. It was created in response to the lack of female drivers progressing to the highest levels of motorsport, particularly Formula 1. The all-female W Series has released a list of 55 contenders for a spot on the 18-driver grid for its inaugural campaign next year.

The series has the backing of a number of prominent members of the motorsport community, including former F1 driver David Coulthard and engineer Adrian Newey.

The inaugural W Series Championship will be free to enter and will offer a total prize fund of $1.5 million, with the series champion receiving a top prize fund of $500,000.

The drivers competing in the series will be not be require to bring any sponsorship to fund their drive.

This list is to be whittled down to a final grid of 18 after “a three-day on-and-off-track trial” and a subsequent series of track tests with the W Series car.

The organizers say they have been contacted by “more than 100 applicants from 30 countries around the world”, from which the current 'longlist' of 55 was selected.

This list is to be whittled down to a final grid of 18 after “a three-day on-and-off-track trial” and a subsequent series of track tests with the W Series car.

The selection panel will include Coulthard, series racing director Dave Ryan and former F1 driver Alex Wurz.

Indian Participants :

Mira became the first women racer to take part in the flagship Euro JK category of JK Tyre National Racing Championship in 2017 and stayed on in the same series this year.

Sneha, meanwhile, has been a regular in the Formula LGB category of the same championship, but stepped back from her involvement last year due to a knee injury. She made a strong comeback earlier this month after fighting her way back through rehab and other physiotherapy exercises.

Both drivers have now been included in W Series’ preliminary list of 55-names.

Lets wish them great success!
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^^^^
These gritty and skilled young ladies deserve our fullest support and encouragement. Best of luck. Safe racing.

Guys chime in and support them with your posts.

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It will come down to funding (often more critical in racing than talent itself, unfortunately), so I hope there's enough financial backing available to the initiative consistently until it's able to pay for itself and hopefully be profitable at some point.

Spectator engagement will play a huge role too, because sponsorship is proportional to popularity, so let's do our bit as racing fans.

Go W!

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Default Mira Erda, Sneha Sharma selected for W Series trials

India's Mira Erda and Sneha Sharma have been selected for W Series trials. A total of 50 drivers will be vying for a spot in the W Series next year.

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Drivers from 30 different countries will fight for a place on the final grid of 18 in the all-women racing championship. Mira Erda (18) is the youngest among them. In 2017, she entered the Euro JK category of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship. Sneha Sharma competes in the LGB-4 class.

The shortlisted candidates will face a 3-day on-and-off-track trial, which includes fitness tests, psychometric profiling and multiple driving skill tests. The final grid will be decided through a series of track tests in the W Series race car - a 2019 Tatuus T-318.

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Former F1 drivers David Coulthard and Alex Wurz as well as Dave Ryan - W Series Racing Director will be among the judges.

The W Series has a prize fund of US$1.5 million and the overall winner gets US$5,00,000. Travel and subsistence costs are also taken care of by the organizers. The first race of the season will be held at Hockenheim, Germany on May 3, 2019.

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Seems like a good day for Indian racers.

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Great news, will be following this series for sure.
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