LONDON, March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — W Series, the international single-seater motorsports championship for women, today announces its driver roster for the 2022 season, including rising American star Chloe’s Chambers.
The 17 year old hudson valley, New York – Guinness World Record holder who recently starred in ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’ – will compete for the newly formed Jenner Racing Team. That will make Chloe work alongside the team manager. Caitlyn Jenner – a former racing driver and Olympic champion – and teammate Jamie Chadwickthe two-time defending W Series champion.
After pre-season testing at the Inde Motorsports Ranch, Arizona, United Statesand the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Chloe is one of nine drivers selected by the W-Series racing director David Ryan to join the eight women who automatically qualified for the third season by finishing in the top eight in the 2021 W-Series championship standings.
Chloe began racing karts at the age of eight and won several national titles before making her debut in the US F4 Championship last year. She joins four other drivers: Tereza Babickova (CZE, 18), Emely DeHeus (NED, 19), Bianca Bustamante (PHI, 17) and Juju Noda (JPN, 16), who will make their W Series debuts this season, when the W Series will host support races across eight Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends, starting in Miami Florida In May.
The 17 confirmed drivers for the 2022 W Series season are as follows:
Tereza Babickova, Czech Republic, 18
Bianca BustamanteIPS, 17
Jamie ChadwickUK, 23
Chloe’s Chambers, USA17
Emely DeHeusNED, 19
Belen Garcia, ESP, 22
Martha GarciaESP, 21
Jessica HawkinsUK, 27
Emma Kimiläinen, END, 32
Nerea Marti, ESP, 20
Sarah MooreUK, 28
Juju Noda, Japanese, 16
Alice PowellUK, 29
Abbi pullingUK, 18
bruna tomaselliBRA, 24
Beitske VisserNED, 26
Fabienne WohlwendLIE, 24
Highlighting the W-Series mission to create opportunities at the highest levels of motorsport for as many women as possible, the 18th and final slot on the 2022 grid is left open to provide valuable racing experience to a pool of reserve drivers. that have shown promise during previous races. W-series seasons and test events. The 2022 reserve driver list will be announced in due course.
W Series confirms that Irina Sidorkova (RUS, 18) will not compete in W Series until further notice.
Caitlyn Jenner (Team Principal, Jenner Racing) said:
“I am delighted to be able to confirm the Jenner Racing Team’s formidable driver line-up for the 2022 W Series season. As a two-time W Series Champion, Jamie Chadwick needs no introduction, and she will be accompanied by Chloe’s Chambers – one of the most promising female racing talents in the world. In the short time we have already spent working together, I have been impressed by both drivers’ professionalism, skill, determination and calm under pressure.”
“Jamie is the best possible reference point for Chloe, and I know he will keep the defending champion on her toes throughout the season. With all of those attributes, plus the support they will get from me and the rest of the Jenner Racing team, they have every chance to be successful this year.
Chloe’s Chambers (Jenner Racing) said:
“Since the W-Series was first launched, my focus has been to enter a W-Series test and be selected. To achieve this and prepare to make my W-Series debut for the Jenner Racing Team at the Grand Prix Miami Formula 1 in May, it’s super exciting and an honour. It’s been a hectic few months, pre-season testing has gone well, the support I’ve had from everyone in the W Series has been incredible and I’m ready to build on this fantastic chance and go further.
“Jamie Chadwick he sets a benchmark both in and out of the car with his professional approach, and he is someone I have long admired. Caitlyn Jenner he’s one of the greatest athletes of all time, so I can’t think of two better people to work with and learn from at this stage in my career. It’s hard to get past perceptions of being a woman in motorsport, but it drives me to keep learning and winning, and it’s fantastic to have great people by my side.”
“I remember watching F1 races with my father when I was little, then I asked him if I could try karting and it all fell into place – it was the best feeling in the world. I want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point, but This is just the beginning. My dream is to compete in F1 and the Indy500, and this opportunity with the W Series brings me a giant step closer to realizing it.”
The 2022 team pairings will be revealed in the coming days on the W Series social media channels.
Notes to editors
The W Series is an open-ended motorsports championship, providing equal opportunities for women and removing the financial barriers that have historically prevented them from progressing to the top levels of motorsports.
All W-Series cars and the corresponding team are of the same specification and managed by the series, ensuring that our races and championships are won by the most talented drivers, rather than those with the richest sponsors or the smallest cars. rapid. The W Series was the second most watched women’s sport in the UK after football during our inaugural season in 2019, and since then the series has created the most professional racing drivers of all time.
The W-Series aims to create a pathway for female racing drivers, encouraging more girls to get involved in junior karting and more sponsors to support female racing drivers as they progress to the higher levels of motorsport. The more high-profile female role models it can create, the more W Series believes it will inspire young girls to go karting – if you can see it, you can be.
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