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W Series extends 2022 calendar for longest-ever season

Ahead of its third season, W Series has announced the addition of further races to the 2022 schedule, with all events running alongside F1 on Grand Prix weekends.

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W Series has extended its 2022 calendar, making it the busiest season of the championship so far.

The series will host 10 rounds in this year's schedule, all of which will be held alongside Formula 1 on Grand Prix weekends.

After previously announcing an eight-race calendar, the opening round of the championship has now become a double-header, meaning that two races will take place at the Miami International Autodrome on 6-8 May.

Additionally, there will also be a double helping of races during the finale event at Mexico's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on 28-30 October, where the 2022 W Series Champion will be crowned.

In between, events will take place in Spain, the UK, France and Hungary, as well there being a debut appearance in Asia with a race in Japan.

2022 W Series driver line-up confirmed

News of W Series' extended calendar comes after the 2022 driver line-up was confirmed last week.

After pre-season testing took place in the USA and Spain, nine new drivers were selected to join the eight that have already qualified for this year's championship through finishing in the top eight of the 2021 campaign.

Returning faces include two-times W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick, as well as Emma Kimilainen, Beitske Visser and Jessica Hawkins.

Dave Ryan, Racing Director of W Series, is looking forward to the season getting underway in May.

"We've had two productive pre-season tests, the drivers are ready to hit the ground running, and it's full steam ahead to Miami," Ryan said.

"After the success of last year's final round in Austin, we're all looking forward to returning to the USA to start the season with a double-header, and it will be very special to be part of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix weekend."

W Series calendar 2022

Round Venue Date
1 Miami, USA 6-8 May
2 Miami, USA 6-8 May
3 Barcelona, Spain 20-22 May
4 Silverstone, UK 1-3 July
5 Le Castellet, France 22-24 July
6 Budapest, Hungary 29-31 July
7 Suzuka, Japan 7-9 October
8 Austin, USA 21-23 October
9 Mexico City, Mexico 28-30 October
10 Mexico City, Mexico 28-30 October

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