F1 Esports have introduced a women-only qualification avenue to earn a spot at the Pro Exhibition, opening an opportunity to be selected by official teams for the upcoming esports season.
The Women’s Wildcard will open the door for racers to compete over the course of May 3-9 to set flying lap times to determine who’s fastest. The fastest qualifier will battle through the Pro Exhibition in May, a “special event where the 10 teams will have the opportunity to select from a pool of some of the fastest sim racers in the world.” During the Pro Exhibition, a more extensive in-game assessment will help teams tune up their rosters for 2021. This, including the Women’s Wildcard assessments, will be highlighted across Formula 1 social channels on May 27.
“Female competitors have featured in other F1 Esports events in the past, but thus far there have been no women racing in the professional ranks of the F1 Esports Series,” F1 Esports revealed in a statement. “With the introduction of the Women’s Wildcard, it’s hoped that more female racers will be encouraged to take on F1 Esports from a grassroots level, with a view to beign the first female drive to be selected by an official F1 Esports team.”
Sim-racers who want to participate can register and opt-in to compete.