Hankook is once again the official tyre partner for W Series for this year.
Hankook Continues Partnership with W Series
The cooperation is heading into its third season. This means that the world’s only all-female single-seater series will continue to race with the high-end Ventus Race tyre at eight Formula 1 weekends in 2022. Hankook has been a W Series partner since the formula racing series debuted in 2019. The renewed involvement for this season sees the premium tyre partner remain true to its philosophy of providing targeted support to motor racing drivers.
This applies in particular to female drivers, for whom W Series represents an opportunity to gather experience in a professional environment at some historic circuits. In recent years, the Hankook race tyre has proved to be a strong and reliable partner in a wide range of conditions, and its consistency and predictability has made it a key factor in the drivers development process.
This year will see W Series racing on the Formula 1 support card for the second time, having already done so in 2021. The schedule features eight venues, five of which will be new circuits for the formula series. This list includes Miami, Japan and Mexico. One driver hotly tipped to be in contention for the title in the cockpit of the 270 HP car is Jamie Chadwick. The 23-year-old claimed overall victory in the 2019 debut year, repeating the feat in 2021 after the 2020 season was cancelled due to the pandemic. Six wins from a total of 14 races for the speedy Brit tell their own story, but she has also been immensely consistent and has missed out just twice on a podium finish.