Women in Motor Sports
There are many fast women drivers but they don’t get the attention they deserve or that their male colleagues seem to enjoy; because all the sponsorship money goes to the guys perhaps, or so it seems to us. But we are happy to do what little we can here to help spread the word…
If you are a fast female racer and you’d like us to feature you, please email Steph Savill for details.
22 October 2021
“I am delighted to announce that our top eight drivers this year will be guaranteed a W Series drive in 2022.
24 September 2021
W Series is a free-to-enter motor racing championship, which provides equal opportunities for women and eliminates the financial barriers that have historically prevented them from progressing to the upper tiers of motorsport.
8 July 2021
The W Series Academy Team drivers will play an ambassadorial role, taking part in a community outreach programme to inspire girls to consider a career in motorsport.
17 March 2021
The racing team which Schmitz founded with her husband Klaus Abbelen, 60, a fellow driver, announced her death today describing her ‘brave fight against cancer.’
17 December 2020
Jamie Chadwick is set to defend her W Series crown in the 2021 series
3 November 2020
Knowing how limited sponsorship is for female racing drivers, many turn to coaching their skills to others, to finance the expense of keeping their own expensive and competitive motor racing careers alive.
6 September 2020
Jade Paveley works for North Wales Honda in Llandudno. An automotive professional with marketing and social media skills her true passion is motorsports rallying.
14 August 2020
Beitske Visser wins the 2020 W Series Esports League, despite a great final round performance by Marta Garcia.
5 July 2020
The W Series is an all women single seater racing championship with an interim virtual eSports programme during 2020.
5 June 2020
W Series plans to bounce back bigger and better in 2021
31 March 2020
The W Series for female racing drivers is postponed like most other motorsporting events in 2020. Fingers crossed for a later start.
8 March 2020
Have you viewed the W Series’ inspirational new film dedicated to the female talent and ambition of female racing drivers? Make sure you do.
5 February 2020
International racing driver Naomi Schiff has accepted an important ambassador role for W Series in London as the 2020 championship approaches.
5 November 2019
With two spaces to fill, the pace is hotting up for the W Series in 2020. We are so proud to see so many British women drivers reach this level in motor racing.
5 October 2019
The W Series is the perfect proving ground for women who want to take on the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in Formula 1 in future. But can they do it. We say yes, given the W Series racing support and route.
20 August 2019
Whilst Jamie won the series she has been well and ably challenged by another extremely brave British driver, Alice Powell.
6 August 2019
The finale of the W Series is at Brands Hatch on 11 August. Will Jamie Chadwick win the US$500,000 championship prize and trophy? Watch it on Channel 4 and see.
10 June 2019
Jamie Chadwick (GBR) retains her lead in the W Series championship in Italy after passing the halfway mark of races.
20 May 2019
British driver Jamie Chadwick leads the points but Dutch driver Beitske Visser took victory at Zolder in Belgium after an exciting second W Series race.
18 January 2019
FOXY’s first honorary Hall of Famer is Vicki Butler-Henderson, presenter of Five’s Fifth Gear since 2002 and previously a Top Gear presenter.
16 November 2018
No sign of Racing Rebecca Jackson lifting her foot off the accelerator this year. She has a new brand ambassador role and car reviews to tell us about.
2 October 2018
With SUVs the main flavour of this month’s blog from Rebecca Jackson you can also see her on screen helping motorists choose the best car on Dave TV in ‘Modern Wheels and Classic Steals’ on Monday...
3 September 2018
Jamie Chadwick is the first female to get a British F3 win.
2 August 2018
Rebecca tells us about her busy summer events programme, racing at Silverstone and offering a competition to win a hot lap with her in a Porsche.
29 June 2018
When Rebecca Jackson isn’t driving, she is likely to be in front of a camera filming a new TV series for Dave, for example. We’ll keep you posted here.
12 February 2018
Jamie-Lea Hawley (Widnes) will become the first female driver to compete in the Renault UK Clio Cup Junior championship when she lines up on the grid for the Finsport Racing team in 2018.
5 September 2017
We’re delighted to interview Rebecca Jackson about her racing, business and media career to date. Oh yes it can all be done she tells us and being female is often an advantage – when you are as generous-spirited as Rebecca.
21 July 2016
Currently studying to become a nurse, Lindsey Fairfield also wants to race at the TT on the Isle of Man. So we thought we’d help by spreading the word about her motorcycling ambitions to help find that elusive thing called sponsorship.
20 November 2015
FIA award winning rally driver Louise Cook is ready and waiting to compete again in the WRC 2016 after a loose screw put paid to all her preparations for the 2015 series.
2 August 2015
Sara Williams is an exceptional rally driver and manages to fit in co-running a busy MG dealership in Brecon, Wales as well as the occasional public speaking engagement to inspire others in her wake.
23 February 2015
Laura Tillett is a fast female racing driver who demonstrates the confidence, ability and determination to drive competitively in future. All she needs to succeed are a few new sponsors please…