WMRAC CLUB NEWS
for anything the
Donington Historic Festival
has to throw at her…
The BWRDC President has tested her ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton B192 for the first time since its winter overhaul. Her Monday session at Donington proved to be an all-weather test, with heavy rain, sunshine, hail and even snow making an appearance in the space of a single lap. Although she prefers a dry track, Lorina is now prepared for all eventualities at the Historic Festival in May and anything other than weather chaos will be water off a duck’s back.
The car has had a thorough rebuild since its last outing at Jarama in October, including extensive work to the exhaust and the fitting of a new bag tank. Lorina has pronounced herself satisfied with the way the car is running after the test – “nothing fell off it!”
The Benetton will be doing high-speed demonstration laps at the Festival with Lorina at the wheel, alongside some of the other big single-seaters from the Force stable.
Single-seater W Series for women
A new international single-seater championship for women will launch next year with the aim of helping females push to reach Formula 1.
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W Series, which will use Tatuus F3-spec cars, has backing from 13-time F1 race winner David Coulthard and will have a prize pot totalling $1.5million.
The winner of the category will earn $500,000 to help fund her next step up the racing ladder to F1.
The six-round W Series will launch in May 2019 and feature 30-minute races in Europe, with one round to be held in the UK. Expansion in Australia, Asia and the Americas is expected longer-term.