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August 24, 2019
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W Series reveals information about the 2020 season.


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The W Series has finalized details regarding the 2020 season’s driver selection process. Many drivers will get the opportunity to race in the series again next season.

The top 12 drivers at the end of the 2019 season will automatically be given a seat in the 2020 season if they chose to accept it. The rest will also be given permission to apply for a seat and go through the selection process again, but there’s no guarantee they will make it. The debut season saw over 100 eager female applicants, so competition is fierce.

The W Series will also give drivers FIA Superlicense points starting next season. This will help drivers on their mission to progress to Formula One. It’s unclear how many points will be awarded.

The FIA Formula 3 Championship, on which the W Series regulations are based, awards the champion with 30 points. However, other regional Formula 3 championships award anything from 18 points to just 10 points.

To qualify for an FIA super license, drivers must be over 19, hold a valid road car license, pass an F1 knowledge test, complete at least 80% of two single-seater championships that award Super License points (the W Series this year does not count) and earn 40 Super License points over three seasons.


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About Wesley Branton:

Wesley is a motorsport journalist from Canada who fell in love with Formula One many years ago. His work has been featured in other major motorsport news publications.