In 2022, Singapore’s spectacular Marina Bay Circuit will play host to the W Collection for the primary time, because the worldwide single-seater championship for girls prepares to race alongside System 1 at this 12 months’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The occasion on September 30-October 2 will see the championship – presently headed by Williams Driver Academy member Jamie Chadwick, who’s received all 5 races up to now this 12 months – racing on the difficult avenue circuit, which first debuted in F1 again in 2008.
The W Collection had beforehand been slated to make its Asian debut on the Japanese Grand Prix weekend at Suzuka in October, however will now head to Singapore owing to “unforeseeable operational challenges” in line with an announcement from the collection.
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The change implies that, following the W Collection’ on-track motion on the Hungaroring this weekend, the 2022 championship might be concluded with rounds at Singapore, Austin in america and Mexico Metropolis.
“Since we introduced our 2022 race calendar in January, the worldwide panorama has modified significantly,” stated W Collection CEO Catherine Bond Muir. “It’s with remorse that we’ll not be racing in Japan this 12 months, the place we now have robust assist, however the challenges concerned in doing so have elevated considerably prior to now six months, that means that for a younger enterprise like ours it’s sadly now not doable to carry a race there.
“Given the enormous strides we now have made, it’s simple to overlook that W Collection launched lower than 4 years in the past. Each step we now have taken has been with the long-term pursuits of the collection in thoughts as we goal to develop in probably the most sustainable manner doable.
“Our 2022 season promised to be a landmark one as we staged extra races (10) in a single season than ever earlier than, together with a first-ever race in Asia, which is a key marketplace for us. I’d prefer to thank each System 1 and the group at Singapore GP for serving to us to ship that.
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“The Marina Bay Avenue Circuit has constructed a improbable repute for nice racing and we’re certain the environment might be unimaginable as racing returns there after a break. We staged our first-ever race on a avenue circuit in Miami in Could to nice acclaim, and I’m certain our drivers will placed on one other thrilling present at Marina Bay and proceed to encourage new followers of W Collection in Asia.”