The W Series presenting line up, led by Lee McKenzie & Anna Woolhouse, features 13-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner David Coulthard and also includes: Alex Jaques, Amy Reynolds, Billy Monger, Naomi Schiff and Ted Kravitz.
Channel 4 will carry coverage from all eight W Series races this year with the first race coming from the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 26 June. Channel 4 will also broadcast highlights of the Formula 1 race from the Red Bull Ring on 27 June giving race fans the chance to watch the world’s best male and female drivers in action on the same platform.
Catherine Bond Muir, Chief Executive Officer, W Series, said: “I am delighted that W Series’ founding broadcast partner, Channel 4, has reinforced its commitment to showcasing women’s sport and our talented racing drivers. Live free-to-air motorsport coverage is rare, but our partnership with Channel 4 is a key part of W Series’ plan to create more visible role models to inspire girls and women to be a part of motorsport, whether that is on track, on screen or behind the scenes, and the expertise and insight provided by our brilliant commentary team will be instrumental to our efforts.”
Channel 4’s Head of News, Current and Affairs and Sport Louisa Compton said: “W Series aligns brilliantly with Channel 4 – it’s innovative, bold and will break down barriers. I’m sure viewers will relish the opportunity to watch this exciting season of top motorsport as it unfolds on Channel 4.”