Holbrook, Prepare dinner amongst ultimate 18 drivers confirmed for W Sequence
After 4 days of on-track motion, throughout which the 28 drivers vying for a spot on the W Sequence grid accomplished 3,000 laps of the Circuito de Almeria in Spain, the ultimate line-up has been introduced. Two People — Shea Holbrook and Sabre Prepare dinner — are among the many 18 ladies representing 13 nationalities who’re set to race within the first all-female single-seater racing collection; 4 extra have been nominated as reserves.
By Wednesday morning, W Sequence Racing Director Dave Ryan was assured he had seen sufficient to rubber-stamp the primary 12 drivers to undergo to race, which meant that W Sequence CEO Catherine Bond Muir, may talk the excellent news to them. That allowed Dave to allocate further monitor time to the remaining drivers in order that they might present enhancements to their dealing with of the W Sequence Tatuus F-318 Formulation Three automotive. Ryan was then capable of make the ultimate choice, which was introduced to the drivers by David Coulthard, W Sequence Advisory Board Chairman.
Now the vehicles will probably be taken again to the Hitech GP base at Silverstone and be ready for the forthcoming take a look at at Germany’s Lausitzring on April 14-16.
“This has been a harder choice course of than we ever may have dreamt of when it comes to how shut it has been throughout the sphere,” associated F1 veteran Coulthard. “The speed of studying has been actually spectacular to see, and that’s completely what we have to see in those that have comparatively little expertise in single-seaters, however have gotten pure velocity.
“The emotion hooked up to it’s got nothing no matter to do with whether or not they’re male or feminine. It’s simply that, having had the pleasure of being knowledgeable driver, I understand how privileged that’s, and I sincerely need all of them who’ve gone by means of this course of to have skilled racing careers at no matter degree their expertise will permit them to go to. This represents at present one huge step nearer to them realizing that dream, and I believe everybody at W Sequence might be pleased with their contribution to placing these racers on monitor, who simply occur to be ladies.”
Added collection director Ryan:
“We’re on the finish of the motive force choice course of and it’s been powerful on a number of of the ladies, however to be sincere those which have gone by means of have achieved a very good job over the 4 days in Almeria.
“That’s the top of 1 half and the beginning of one other. We’re all completely happy, though clearly a few the ladies are disenchanted, however that’s sadly how it’s and so they have simply obtained to maintain attempting.”
The W Sequence racing season will get beneath means at Germany’s Hockenheim circuit on Could 3-4.
The next 18 drivers will race in W Sequence:
Jamie Chadwick, UK
Sabre Prepare dinner, USA
Marta Garcia, Spain
Megan Gilkes, Canada
Esmee Hawkey, UK
Jessica Hawkins, UK
Shea Holbrook, USA
Emma Kimilainen, Finland
Miki Koyama, Japan
Sarah Moore, UK
Tasmin Pepper, South Africa
Vicky Piria, Italy
Alice Powell, UK
Gosia Rdest, Poland
Naomi Schiff, Belgium
Beitske Visser, Netherlands
Fabienne Wohlwend, Liechtenstein
Caitlin Wooden, Australia
These are the 4 reserves:
Sarah Bovy, Belgium
Vivien Keszthelyi, Hungary
Stephane Kox, Netherlands
Francesca Linossi, Italy