• Judges David Coulthard, Alex Wurz, Lyn St James and Dave Ryan make their final selection
  • Level of talent higher than expected

Twenty-eight drivers were given the very good news today that they had been chosen to go through to the next stage of the selection process of W Series, the all-new single-seater racing series for female drivers only.

Not surprisingly there were smiles and tears, but in a stirring speech here at the Wachauring in Melk, Austria, it was made very clear by W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir that the judging panel had had an extremely difficult job, because the level of talent demonstrated by the 54 drivers who attended the three-day selection event here was exceptionally high.

About her Asian Le Mans Series debut at the Agile 4h oh Shanghai, Stéphane said:

"What a rollercoaster this weekend has been. I’m happy with my Asian Le Mans Series debut, did the start, was in the car for 1.25h, led the class, been P3 overall, taking into account that the team was limited on running the car as we had no equipment due to a customs issue. Learnt a lot and absolutely loved to drive the Ligier P3 on this amazing track. Big thank you to everyone involved and I hope to be back soon!”"