WSeries: Fabienne Lanz selected to battle for grid spot in new #WSeries in 2019

WSeries: Fabienne Lanz selected to battle for grid spot in new #WSeries in 2019

Talented South African racing driver Fabienne Lanz has been announced as part of a highly skilled lineup to go forward into a Jan 2019 ‘shoot out’ for WSeries, a new “all woman” F3 racing series set to commence next May as a support series to DTM. Drivers will commence in January a three-day on-and-off-track trial including fitness tests and psychometric profiling, as well as multiple driving skill tests. Former F1 stars David Coulthard and Alex Wurz will be among the judges, alongside former McLaren F1 Sporting Director Dave Ryan, now W Series Racing Director.

The final grid will be determined following a series of track tests in the W Series race car – a 2019 Tatuus T-318 – ahead of the season’s first race, at Hockenheim in Germany on May 3.

The qualifying drivers were carefully selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants from 30 countries around the world, including the USA, China and India as well as the UK, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia.

Fabienne has been a popular and sometimes unbeatable kart racer in Dubai in past years and has been recently travelling to Europe to compete in World Finals in Rotax and ROK events. Struggling for big sponsors to support her goals to race in Formula series, this opportunity certainly is a great opportunity for all women involved.

“I’m really excited to be part of the WSeries, as it offers an opportunity and a platform for us women to showcase what experience we have, and I hope to inspire younger women and even those that haven’t entered the motorsport arena as yet and expose them to the different disciplines motorsport has to offer,“stated Fabienne.

“I’m super excited as you can imagine, i’m ready for this next big step in my career into an F3 car and im just totally excited that we will be fully funded in this series, It’s a dream come true. Not only that but all the grid will share a total prize purse of $1.5m, where the winner will take home $500,000, that amount would allow me to go further in my racing. Its a fantastic opportunity to get a lot of quality seat time in a brand new F3 Halo car, from there we can springboard into other top series with good experience, which is attractive to teams and sponsors going forward,” she continued.

Read the official WSeries press release here

Fabienne Lanz website

Fabienne on Instagram

WSeries Instagram

Full qualifier list

Ayla Agren, 25, Norway
Amna Al Qubaisi,18, UAE
Chelsea Angelo, 22, Australia
Carmen Boix, 23, Spain
Sarah Bovy, 29, Belgium
Toni Breidinger, 19, USA
Ivana Cetinich, 22, South Africa
Jamie Chadwick, 20, UK
Veronika Cicha, 31, Czech Republic
Sabre Cook, 24, USA
Courtney Crone, 17, USA
Natalie Decker, 21, USA
Mira Erda, 18, India
Carlotta Fedeli, 26, Italy
Cassie Gannis, 27, USA
Marta Garcia, 18, Spain
Michelle Gatting, 24, Denmark
Angelique Germann, 27 Germany
Megan Gilkes, 17, Canada
Samin Gomez, 26, Venezuela
Grace Gui, 27, China
Michelle Halder, 19, Germany
Esmee Hawkey, 20, UK
Jessica Hawkins, 23, UK
Shea Holbrook, 28, USA
Carmen Jorda, 30, Spain
Vivien Keszthelyi, 17, Hungary
Emma Kimilainen, 29, Finland
Natalia Kowalska, 28, Poland
Stephane Kox, 24, Netherland
Miki Koyama, 21, Japan
Fabienne Lanz, 32, South Africa 
Milla Mäkelä, 25, Finland
Alexandra Marinescu, 18, Romania
Milou Mets, 28, Netherlands
Sheena Monk, 29, USA
Sarah Moore, 25, UK
Marylin Niederhauser, 22, Germany
Tasmin Pepper, 28, South Africa
Vicky Piria, 24, Italy
Taegen Poles, 20, Canada
Alice Powell, 25, UK
Charlotte Poynting, 20, Australia
Naomi Schiff, 24, Belgium
Carrie Schriener, 20, Germany
Sharon Scolari, 23, Switzerland
Doreen Seidel, 33, Germany
Siti Shahkirah, 24, Malaysia
Sneha Sharma, 28, India
Bruna Tomasell, 21, Brazil
Shirley Van Der Lof, 31, Netherlands
Beitske Visser, 23, Netherlands
Fabienne Wohlwend, 21, Lichenstein
Caitlin Wood, 21, Australia
Hanna Zellers, 21, USA

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