Women’s Series is a new race series, in which all the racers are women. It’s a different kind of racing, as all the cars are the same. For every race, the drivers changed the cars between them and the mechanics as well. In this way, neither of them had an advantage. When we saw that the last race will be in UK, we bought tickets.
The race took place at Brands Hatch, in Kent. It’s very far from us, at over 4h drive from home. Luckily for us the title wasn’t decided before that and we were very excited to see the race. Women’s Series is part of DTM racing, so we could see other races as well.
This is the 2011 Red Bull car that Vettel drove and won the championship with. David Coulthard made demonstrations with the car on the track.
My husband and I were rooting for Jamie Chadwick. After my husband took this picture, she left the paddock and pass exactly by me. I wasn’t sure if I should tell her something like “Good luck” or not, so I just smiled largely and she smiled back. I guess she understood what I wanted to say, but I didn’t.
It was quite busy at Brands Hatch and the Women’s Series paddock was filled with fans.
Jamie was on pole position with 13 points in the championship. So, even if she was in a good position, the championship could have been won by the 2nd in the standings, Visser.
The race lasts for 30 minutes + 1 lap. It was exciting, with a car going off the track, a few overtakings. Jamie was overtaken by three and finished on 4th place. She had to make sure she was finishing the race and didn’t take too many risks. Visser took third place, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Chadwick in the standings.
Did you watch the Women’s Series this year?