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W Series, a women-only racing championship series, announced their provisional racing calendar for 2021 and Circuit of the Americas is one of the stops.


W Series had its first-ever season in 2019, featuring 20 drivers taking part in six races in Europe. While a 2020 series was not held due to the pandemic, W Series excitedly announced its partnership with Formula 1 going into a newly released 2021 season.

"We want W Series to entertain, and entertain it will," said Catherine Bond Muir, W Series chief executive officer. "But we also want it to become a crucial default-option stepping stone for any female racing driver who wants to carve out a professional racing career, and our proximity to Formula 1 will help and enhance that process."

In the 2021 calendar, W series announced eight Formula 1 support races, each in different tracks and locations around the world. With two more races than the last series, Circuit of the Americas was the only location chosen in the U.S. The race will be held on Oct. 23, 2021.

More information on the 2021 W Series will be released before the start of the season in June.

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