The W Series adds the Singapore Grand Prix to the racing calendar for the first time
The W Series introduced the addition of Singapore to this year’s racing schedule for the first time in its history.
The Singapore Grand Prix will replace the previously scheduled October race weekend at Suzuka.
Unfortunately, the Suzuka Circuit has been removed from the itinerary due to unforeseeable operational challenges.
The W Series will now debut at the Marina Bay Street Circuit between September 30 and October 2.
The new Singapore Grand Prix will be the first W Series event held in Asia.
Singapore Grand Prix History
The Marina Bay Street Circuit was the first night race and the first Asian street circuit designed for Formula 1 racing.
The very first Singapore F1 Grand Prix was held in 1966. Native driver Lee Han Seng won the inaugural race on home soil, driving the Lotus 22.
Since then, Mercedes and Ferrari have developed a competitive rivalry at this track and have tallied four wins each – the most of any other manufacturer.
Sebastien Vettel has the most driver wins at this track with five, while Lewis Hamilton is just behind him with four.
Singapore, here we come. 🤩🇸🇬 https://t.co/jgKeskkB5V
— W-Series (@WSeriesRacing) July 27, 2022
Growth of the W-series
The W Series racing schedule continues to grow. With ten races this season, it’s the highest fan base ever since the inaugural campaign in 2019. The first-ever visit to Asia this year will surely set a benchmark for more exciting racing venues in the future.
This weekend, W Series will complete its European tour with the drivers arriving in Hungary for the sixth race of the season. Following the opening doubles weekend in Miami, the Championship visited Barcelona, Silverstone and Le Castellet in the most comprehensive schedule yet.
After facing the Hungaroring in Budapest, the W series will complete its 2022 campaign across the Atlantic with races in Texas and Mexico.
Defending champion Jamie Chadwick is currently undefeated, having won 100% of her races in 2022, taking her winning streak to seven.
Singapore will be a first in the W Series, so there is plenty of potential for an exciting race and an opportunity for others to close the gap on the runaway Championship sailor.