David Coulthard: I don’t see flaws in the W SeriesMay 5, 2019
David Coulthard believes that the premiere of the women’s W Series Championship, the first race of which will take place this Saturday in Hockenheim, will attract the attention of fans all over the world.
To participate in the new series, 18 racers were selected, they will have to spend six stages and play out a prize fund of £ 1.15 million, of which the future champion will get 350 thousand.
Not everyone thinks that such a championship, in which only women perform, is a good idea. We have already cited the opinion of Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s autosports consultant: “When you have to contend with rivals wheel to wheel at a speed of 300 km / h, you must act ruthlessly. I’m not sure that this quality is inherent in women. “
But Coulthard, who heads the Expert Council of the W Series, does not agree with this: “As far as I understand, there are people in life who like tea and people who love coffee, and you cannot convince them.
I do not want to say that women should not act on a par with men. We just create an opportunity for them. And all those who criticize and say that it is wrong, let them go their way. We invest our money in a project in which we believe, and make it possible for racers to go to the next level.
These machines are difficult to manage physically, they are fast, and this weekend the attention of the whole world will be focused on the first race. I see no flaws in our project, so I do not pay attention to the arguments against. ”
According to David, his participation in the organization of the W Series is also dictated by personal motives: in 2013, at the age of only 35 years, his younger sister Lingsei, who was also engaged in motor racing, passed away.
“The reason I wanted to contribute to the W Series is the memory of my sister,” said the Scot. – In our family, it was believed that Lincey was probably more talented than me. When I was 17 years old, my career began to grow rapidly. She was six years younger, and although she had already won several races, our family was delighted with the prospects that opened before me, so my sister lost her chances. ”
“Our racers really feel they are participating in the historical process,” added Coulthard. – Maybe someone from them or from those who will appear in the W Series in a few years, will have the opportunity to get into Formula 1. We will see if they are good enough and talented for this … Now, at least, there is an opportunity to find out. ”
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