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W Series breaks records at the British GP weekend

The British Grand Prix proved to be a record-breaking hit for the all-female racing series when Sky recorded more than a million viewers for the first time.

The SilverstoneCircuit was completely sold out for the British Grand Prix with 400,000 fanscoming and going through the gates over the course of the three days to watchtheir F1 stars in action. However, they weren’tthe only ones to have a strong viewing with the W Series recording their best televisionaudience with history-making record million-plus viewers in the UK. While thepinnacle of motorsports achieves the highest audience, these figures made the all-femaleseries the biggest motorsport event outside of F1 since 2014. "We had bigambitions to make 2022 W Series’ biggest season so far, which kicked off inMiami where we achieved our largest-ever TV audience to date, with 453k viewersacross the Sky network," explainedCatherine Bond Muir, Chief Executive Officer of the W Series .

W Series CEO: We’re not done yet

" Coming into our Silverstone race weekend, we set ourselves the ambitious target to double that. To achieve a peak of more than 1 million viewers is a landmark achievement in our history and a real statement of our intent," she continued. "Seeing our drivers – including six British women racing on home soil – line up on the grid in front of a sell-out crowd at Silverstone was an emotional moment, and fans watching at home enjoyed comprehensive live television coverage across both Sky Sports and Channel 4 for the first time ever. "I’m incredibly proud that W Series has achieved this milestone, but we’re not done yet. We have big ambitions for W Series’ continued growth, and thanks to the support from our broadcast partners, we can bring incredible racing to an ever-increasing global fanbase and strive to inspire as many women and girls as possible to get into motorsport." The girls won’t be joining F1 at the Red Bull Ring this weekend, however, but W Series will be taking part on the Paul Ricard Circuit in France on July 22 and 23, qualifying on Friday and then racing on Saturday.

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