Aussie through to Historic Series

Thursday 28 March, 2019

Caitlin Wood has made it through to the historic W-Series after an intense five-day qualifying session at Spain’s Circuito De Almeria.

After passing the first round of qualifiers that saw 55 females from all around the world head to Melk in Austria for intensive tests, trials and appraisals, 28 applicants were then selected for the next round of selection.

The testing comprised of on-track exercises, mental and physical fitness assessments and media and presentational exams that gave the experts ideas on each driver, as they prepare for the new series that begins in May.

Wood was successful in the first round and moved to the next stage where she, along with 27 other females underwent a variety of track tests in the brand-new Tatuus T-318 Formula 3 cars.

As well as getting on track, the drivers spent time also getting to know the teams behind the Series’ major partners -  Hitech GP who looks after race operations and Hintsa Performance who manages the drivers’ fitness.

Following the intense testing, Wood was announced as part the fortunate 18 who made it through to the series with four drivers deemed as reserve drivers. 

W Series drivers

Jamie Chadwick, UK
Sabre Cook, USA
Marta Garcia, Spain
Megan Gilkes, Canada
Esmee Hawkey, UK
Jessica Hawkins, UK
Shea Holbrook, USA
Emma Kimilainen, Finland
Miki Koyama, Japan
Sarah Moore, UK
Tasmin Pepper, South Africa
Vicky Piria, Italy
Alice Powell, UK
Gosia Rdest, Poland
Naomi Schiff, Belgium
Beitske Visser, Netherlands
Fabienne Wohlwend, Liechtenstein
Caitlin Wood, Australia

Reserve drivers

Sarah Bovy, Belgium
Vivien Keszthelyi, Hungary
Stephane Kox, Netherlands
Francesca Linossi, Italy