Formula 1 have announced plans for the F1 Esports Series Women’s Wildcard, a female only qualification route into the Pro Exhibition, where F1 teams will be scouting talent to add to their rosters for this year’s Pro Championship, which will start in the autumn.
Open only to female competitors, racers will compete between the 3rd and the 9th of May.
The fastest qualifier will go through to the Pro Exhibition in May, a special event where the 10 F1 Esports teams will have the opportunity to select from a pool of some of the fastest sim racers in the world.
Female competitors have featured in other F1 Esports events in the past, but thus far there have been no women racing in the professional ranks of the F1 Esports Series.
With the introduction of the Women’s Wildcard, it’s hoped that more female racers will be encouraged to take on F1 Esports from a grassroots level, with a view to being the first female driver to be selected by an official F1 Esports team.
The Pro Exhibition and the Women’s Wildcard assessments will both be shown live across Formula 1’s social media channels in May.