W Series cancel Mexican GP due to new F1 race date
The Mexican W-Series final was canceled due to the decline in F1 racing.
The original plan was to end the 2021 W Series campaign in Mexico, with the last race taking place on the same weekend as the F1 event.
However, this event was recently pushed back by a week as part of a final reshuffle of the calendar, forcing the W Series to cancel their race there altogether.
“We are, of course, disappointed that we cannot conclude our 2021 season at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, where support for the W Series and our mission is very strong,” said Catherine Bond Muir, CEO.
“However, the changes to the Formula 1 schedule would have resulted in a standalone W Series race there, which would have been logistically impossible for us.
“This will be a fitting way to end our thrilling and action-packed eight-race season, and promises to be a very special weekend as we celebrate all the W Series stands for and the leaps and bounds it takes. we have achieved since its launch three years ago. “
BREAK: W Series announces revised 2021 schedule, with spectacular end-of-season double header at @COTA.
Following revisions of the @ F1 calendar, we will no longer end our season in Mexico, as originally planned.
Find out more in the story below. # WSeries
– W Series (@WSeriesRacing) September 23, 2021
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Instead, the season will end with a double header at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.
The two races will take place consecutively over two consecutive days on the same weekend as the F1 United States Grand Prix.
Muir says she would have found it hard to believe at the start of the series that she could run two races on such a prestigious weekend in motorsport.
“If you had told me that we would have two races on the same weekend at one of F1’s flagship events in our second season only, I would have pinched myself,” she added.
“The W-Series drivers have already produced many wonderful races this year, seizing their opportunity to shine on the biggest stage in motor racing.
“I know they will go back to COTA where everything will be at stake and an end of the season in the stands is guaranteed with Alice Powell and Jamie Chadwick at the points level at the top of the championship standings.”