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All-female motor racing series offers potential F1 pathway

(CNN)It has been over four decades since a woman last competed in Formula One, but a new all-female racing series has been launched to provide women drivers with a better pathway into the sport. The "W Series," which will launch in 2019, will pit up to 20 competitors in identical Formula 3 cars around some of Europe's most famous race tracks.The series, supported by long-time F1 driver David Coulthard, will be free to enter and participation will be awarded solely on merit and performances during a "vigorous" selection and testing process."At the heart of W Series' DNA is the firm belief that women can compete equally with men in motorsport," a statement said. "However, an all-female series is essential in order to force greater female par ...