Congratulations to Great Britain’s Jamie Chadwick who finished fourth at Brands Hatch to secure the inaugural W Series title by just 10 points from Dutch rival Beitske Visser. Fellow Brit Alice Powell was top the podium in the final race of the season.
Watch this space for details of next year’s series and Brands Hatch leg and in the meantime see our ‘What’s On’ page for spectator events coming up in the next few months.
A Super Sunday of motorsport action at Brands Hatch features the finale of the W Series and DTM German touring car championship. Action from 9am, tickets are available on the gate.
Stand by for one of British motor racing’s biggest days as the revolutionary all-female W Series, DTM German touring car championship and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 team take to the iconic Brands Hatch track.
The F3-inspired W Series for female racers has been the most talked-about topic of 2019 in motor racing and its maiden season goes right down to the wire with today’s final race of the year.
Britain’s Jamie Chadwick is favourite to make history and take the crown, but the job isn’t done yet. Chadwick faces a straight fight with Dutch racer Beitske Visser to scoop an unprecedented prize fund and walk away from Brands Hatch as the first ever W Series champion.
There is plenty of additional British interest in the W Series this weekend, with others lining up including front-runner Alice Powell and Esmee Hawkey, who hails from nearby Chislehurst. The five-strong UK contingent is completed by Sarah Moore and Jessica Hawkins. Whilst Chadwick is right in the title hunt, the others have plenty to fight for too as a top-12 finish in the standings will secure their places on the grid for 2020.
The DTM is the world’s most high-tech touring car championship, and arguably the highest-calibre racing series you’ll find on this planet outside F1. The series stars aggressively-styled machines from Audi and BMW, plus native manufacturer Aston Martin, which will race on home soil in the DTM for the first time at this event.
Big manufacturer involvement attracts superstar drivers, and this year’s DTM entry includes former F1 star Paul di Resta, who spearheads Aston Martin’s nascent assault on the series. The Scotsman is joined by fellow Brit Jake Dennis in another Aston Martin Vantage, whilst Jamie Green completes the trio of home-grown talents in an Audi RS5.
Other high-profile DTM contenders include championship leader Rene Rast, who is chasing a second title in the series and another ex-F1 star in Timo Glock.
The DTM racers are unlike any other touring cars you’ll see in the UK this year, with bespoke aerodynamic packages and muscular turbocharged engines. They will lap the legendary Grand Prix circuit with mind-boggling pace.
Sunday will become even more super when 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard takes to the circuit in an Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB7, as driven to the 2011 F1 World Championship title by Sebastian Vettel. Coulthard will perform two high-speed demonstration runs, unleashing the classic V8 sound of F1 on the Fawkham circuit’s famed longer layout. And as if that wasn’t enough there is also support racing from the Lotus Cup Europe and classic Minis to complete a bumper race day.
(Event preview via the Brands Hatch website).
Racing starts from 10am with DTM qualifying and is preceded by a Pit Lane Walkabout/Autograph Session at 9am. The W Series race is at 3.30pm and DTM at 1.30pm. This is the timetable with a full rundown of today’s events.
Tickets – advance purchases have now closed however tickets can be purchased on the gate priced: Adults £40 ~ Teens 13-15 yrs £24 ~ Over 65s £30. Under 12s go free. Seating in the grandstand can be purchased as an optional extra.