In an effort to boost female involvement, Formula 1 has introduced a plan to implement a F1 Esports Series Women’s Wildcard. This will lead to a female-only qualification route to the Pro Series.
This program is a part of Formula One’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) program, ‘We Race as One’.
In the entire history of F1, there has never been a female driver. The program aims to change this by introducing the ‘Woman’s Wildcard’ to encourage a more equal gender balance in the competition.
As a part of the program, women drivers will compete for the fastest lap time in early May.
The driver who manages to set the fastest time will be given a chance to take part in the Pro Exhibition. Pro Exhibition is a series of in-game assessments for Formula One E-sports teams which is used to pick competitors for their Pro Championship rosters.
The Women’s Wildcard qualifier will be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Huya on 27th May.
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