“Far more” to be performed to assist development from W Sequence

Through the Hungarian Grand Prix race weekend, Hamilton took time to go to the W Sequence paddock and communicate with quite a few the ladies who’re racing within the championship that’s at the moment in its third season.

Hamilton felt extra needed to be performed to try to assist the drivers in W Sequence discover alternatives additional up the racing ladder off the again of their success within the championship.

“I’ve been following the W Sequence all yr and the previous couple of years, and I needed to attempt to get down there and to attempt to see the younger, inspirational ladies there,” Hamilton mentioned when requested about his go to throughout the Hungary race weekend.

“I’ve been watching their races in-between periods, and even right now, I watched their race [in Hungary] so I actually needed to go down there.

“For them, I actually really feel it’s nice that we’ve the W Sequence, however we as a sport must do far more for younger women moving into the game and for these ladies, if there isn’t any development from there, from W Sequence.

“It has been three years, so we have to actually work on attempting to create one thing. Whenever you win that, do you progress into GP2 [F2] or no matter it could be?

“We will positively do much more to help these women.”

Jamie Chadwick appears set to win a 3rd straight W Sequence title in 2022, successful 5 of the six races to this point this season to open up a 75-point lead with 4 rounds remaining.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG, 2nd position, in the Press Conference

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG, 2nd place, within the Press Convention

Photograph by: FIA Pool

However Chadwick has struggled to search out alternatives additional up the racing ladder regardless of her success, prompting her to stay within the collection longer than she anticipated.

Whereas W Sequence has a prize pool for all drivers competing, Chadwick mentioned late final yr that it “doesn’t get you that far” when attempting to safe aggressive race seats in championships equivalent to F2 and F3. 

The 24-year-old finally returned to W Sequence for 2022, racing for the newly-formed Jenner Racing staff.

Chadwick and fellow W Sequence racer Abbi Pulling are among the many ultimate 10 drivers in rivalry for this yr’s Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award, which appears to search out and help the very best British junior racing drivers. 

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