Through the Hungarian Grand Prix race weekend, Hamilton took time and energy to go to the W Series paddock and consult with many of the women that are racing in the championship that’s currently in its third season.
Hamilton felt more needed to be done to help the drivers in W Series find opportunities further up the racing ladder off the trunk of these success in the championship.
Ive been following W Series all year and the previous few years, and I needed to get down there also to try to start to see the young, inspirational women there, Hamilton said when asked about his visit through the Hungary race weekend.
Ive been watching their races in-between sessions, and also today, I watched their race [in Hungary] therefore i really wished to decrease there.
For them, I must say i feel it really is great that people have the W Series, but we as an activity should do a lot more for girls getting into the activity and for these women, when there is no progression from there, from W Series.
It’s been 3 years, so we have to actually work on attempting to create something. Once you win that, can you progress into GP2 [F2] or whatever it could be?
We are able to definitely execute a lot more to aid those girls.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG, 2nd position, in the Press Conference
Photo by: FIA Pool
Jamie Chadwick looks set to win a third straight W Series title in 2022, winning five of the six races up to now this year to start a 75-point lead with four rounds remaining.
But Chadwick has struggled to get opportunities further up the racing ladder despite her success, prompting her to stay in the series longer than she anticipated.
While W Series includes a prize pool for several drivers competing, Chadwick said late this past year that it doesnt allow you to get that far when attempting to secure competitive race seats in championships such as for example F2 and F3.
The 24-year-old ultimately returned to W Series for 2022, racing for the newly-formed Jenner Racing team.
Chadwick and fellow W Series racer Abbi Pulling are on the list of final 10 drivers in contention because of this years Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award, which looks to get and support the very best British junior racing drivers.