Is This The Fairest Motorsport Ever?

  • Published: 26 July 2019
  • The dominance of the top 3 teams in F1 often has us fans wishing for fairer racing.

    But just how fair can racing get?

    PUMA Motorsport invited us to take a closer look at the W Series, which isn’t just trying to tackle equality between male and female racing drivers, but seemingly in racing as a whole.

    Should F1 be taking notes? Let us know what you think…

    Big thank you to PUMA Motorsport for making this video possible and for supporting fair racing.

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Comments • 1 377

  • chRisti8n
    chRisti8n  3 days back

    2:04 was that an intentional reference to Sultans ping F.C. Mitchiko?

    • Dmitry Kireev
      Dmitry Kireev  3 days back

      We've already had almost all of this before - in MSV's "Formula 2" series which had pretty much the same relation to proper Formula 2 as current GP2 does - or even less. Eventually the series folded because it proved unable to develop drivers up to F1 standard.
      And we shouldn't forget that it's not the driver who wins - it's the combination of a driver and his car. When we're talking about top level dudes, they just cannot be equally competitive in identical cars, everyone needs a car which is like a tailored suit for his driving style.

      • Mike Kannard
        Mike Kannard  3 days back

        IROC is awsome! ... wait, no, it sucked. If these girls where boys nobody would watch... they are very pretty. That has alot to do with it..

        • Zach Rowe
          Zach Rowe  4 days back

          If women want their own racing series fine, but I’m confused by the fairness aspect. They even talk about “driver experience” like it’s unfair to other drivers to have prior experience. Is the point them to just make it cheap and easy for amateurs to drive in circles? If I were a woman I’d take this series as an insult. It really seems like the kids table.

          • Jordan
            Jordan  6 days back

            This seems more like a test bed for the cars tunes in the guise of racing.

            • StefAnimation
              StefAnimation  7 days back

              It ain’t fair coz dudes aren’t allowed..

              • Armada
                Armada  1 weeks back

                I think it's a great idea as a feeder series for Formula 1. The concept could also be turned on it's head with racing teams staying constant and developing their cars, but the drivers switch teams every race.

                • 1011340
                  1011340  2 weeks back

                  There should be more more cars to CHOOSE from. There could be other manufactorers who build and make car to be driven in that series, but drivers can choose witch one they take to race weekend. Then there would be kind of teams, but still its fair because everyone has same options. And we dont need like 10 different manufacturers just 2 or 3 could be enough. Just like when there was Michelin and Bridgestones on tyres in F1

                  • iLopez
                    iLopez  2 weeks back

                    Is nice to see Fair Racing, but that´s not the point of Racing, wether if it´s F1 or not, the point is not only Racing between drivers, it is also Racing between the teams

                    • Matthias Cerebri
                      Matthias Cerebri  3 weeks back

                      I must say that the Fairness System with the entrance fee and Spect is extremely interesting. Also positive is the Spec System, which I would love to see even in F1. Only that there have to be Teams with two drivers.
                      But is it likely to appear elsewhere? No. Possibly because of male pride and the manufacturers

                      • Gerry Maris
                        Gerry Maris  3 weeks back

                        And what about making a team title very important and a driver title just a little less important?
                        The last thing means that no driver had to be payed like 3 mil a year.

                        A team van still prepare a dominating car, and everyone in the world could see how good constructor a or b is.

                        But rhe cars should be rotating: 20 gp’s and 20 times another car!

                        If Hamilton or Verstappen are that good, can they drive a Williams into the points?

                        That would be interesting, not?

                        • Prokonover
                          Prokonover  3 weeks back

                          From the bottom of my heart i really hope i'm dead wrong saying this but: I dont think we will see any of the W series drivers get into Formula 1 or even finish in the Top 3 overall of Formula 2.

                          • marchionni principe
                            marchionni principe  3 weeks back

                            how fair is it when youve got to have a Vagina?

                          • Lewis Barrett
                            Lewis Barrett  3 weeks back

                            I think segregated racing in general is a bad thing, Simona de Silvestro, Pippa Mann, Danica Patrick etc all held their own in racing.

                            • Willy Pro
                              Willy Pro  3 weeks back

                              The fairest racing series....
                              Only woman can join......
                              Is hard to bring the topic up but it needs to be assess.

                              • sxfc famousely
                                sxfc famousely  3 weeks back

                                Are there only woman’s?

                                • steve clements
                                  steve clements  3 weeks back

                                  Nobody wants to watch an all-womyn 'racing' series. Boring.

                                  • GOBIRIN SEREIA
                                    GOBIRIN SEREIA  3 weeks back

                                    Sounds more like a Socialist FORMULA. That's a BIG NO to me. When all the power is centralized, when this gets notoriety then comes the corruption. Once HITECH gp OWNS everything. Who could prevent them from choosing who is gonna win the race, by giving better equipment to one than another. OH THE SAME RIG? On paper. YES! But you would be an idiot if you believe in centralized power. Centralized power leads to tyranny. In ANY form. Sports, government and so on. To me this is LIKE A PARTICIPATION TROPHY!

                                    • ejune98
                                      ejune98  3 weeks back

                                      It turned out to be quite a good idea. Its not like they are going f1 or something

                                      • Kunal Katoch
                                        Kunal Katoch  3 weeks back

                                        Why not let everyone win the race ??

                                        • didi playsgames
                                          didi playsgames  3 weeks back

                                          To have this in F1 wouldnt work but maybe F2 could do something on the same lines! i always thought that if u restricted the amount of money teams could spend this would allow more teams and fairer closer racing.

                                          • MinatoP3GTC
                                            MinatoP3GTC  3 weeks back

                                            W Series is the most sexist Motorsport ever.

                                            • Harry Todhunter
                                              Harry Todhunter  3 weeks back

                                              I think having a lower division Formula specifically for women is a good idea, as historically there have been about 5 female F1 drivers, so having more to be talent spotted for F2/3 is good. But having a low division series with no entry fee should be for all genders, as it would allow everyone to get into the sport. And make it more fair.

                                              • Phil Porter
                                                Phil Porter  3 weeks back

                                                This is the most Woke series ever!

                                                • StarDagger Rihannsu
                                                  StarDagger Rihannsu  3 weeks back

                                                  Half of the grid should be required to be female!

                                                  • ItsConnorGL
                                                    ItsConnorGL  3 weeks back

                                                    Only because women aren’t good enough for proper racing

                                                  • ItsConnorGL
                                                    ItsConnorGL  3 weeks back

                                                    I don’t think they should because right now it’s not just about how good the driver is it’s about how good the team is both in the factory and at the race

                                                    • Tsubasa Genzo
                                                      Tsubasa Genzo  3 weeks back

                                                      >"The fairest motorsport ?"

                                                      >Can't drive if you've got a penis.

                                                      That absolutely ridiculous, this may actually be the most unfair motorsport series.

                                                      Btw they are pushing so hard to get their wahmen into racing lmao, that's ridiculous

                                                      • HanSoloxcs
                                                        HanSoloxcs  3 weeks back

                                                        Women getting everything for free, what else is new?

                                                        • Namer
                                                          Namer  4 weeks back

                                                          what a slanted video

                                                          • Harry White
                                                            Harry White  4 weeks back

                                                            Can't really call it fair when you segregate people from the sport for having balls. The beauty of racing is it doesn't need to be segregated but yet here we are.

                                                            • Harrison Erbe
                                                              Harrison Erbe  4 weeks back

                                                              I'm guessing this series isn't open to men which makes it inherently unfair, F1 is male only due to circumstance not rules this isn't that so I'm gonna call sexism here

                                                              • Uniongamers
                                                                Uniongamers  4 weeks back

                                                                Not in a million years. This series is a novelty and needs to remain as such.

                                                                • Grren
                                                                  Grren  4 weeks back

                                                                  Bet ou good money while trying to level gender equality female drivers are statistically winning less just like every single other Motorsport or powersport

                                                                  • A C
                                                                    A C  4 weeks back

                                                                    Spec racing series are normally boring. May as well make them ‘pure spec series’ so at least the identical cars truly are identical.

                                                                    • Dave Zizka
                                                                      Dave Zizka  1 months back

                                                                      Wait! Why are only women there?

                                                                      • Mani 1610
                                                                        Mani 1610  4 weeks back

                                                                        Because it's the W Series, the W stands for Woman.

                                                                    • Cole Hartel
                                                                      Cole Hartel  1 months back

                                                                      The engineering and design is the main point of F1! It's all about who can put the best car on track, with the driver being just one component of the car. The Drivers' Championship is there for the casual fans, but it's the Constructors' Championship where the real heart of the competition lies.

                                                                      • STOP STOP
                                                                        STOP STOP  1 months back

                                                                        I think that at the start of the season all the teams are give the same car and throughout the season the teams can work on inproving the car in specific ways set out by the fia at the start of the season.

                                                                        • Danny Decker
                                                                          Danny Decker  1 months back

                                                                          Only thing I could get behind for Formula 1 is equal engines. That’s it.

                                                                          • Joshua Cory
                                                                            Joshua Cory  1 months back

                                                                            Anyone else notice that even though the drivers are girl all the engineers are still guys

                                                                            • Mads Bodum
                                                                              Mads Bodum  1 months back

                                                                              Welcome to Formula Socialism

                                                                              • Clive Madi
                                                                                Clive Madi  1 months back

                                                                                NOOOOO... NEVER, imagine getting a job at an engineering department where everything is equal? ZERO INNOVATION

                                                                                • jeremeymcdude
                                                                                  jeremeymcdude  1 months back

                                                                                  Pure spec was the IROC series. All the cars are the same, Prepared by the same crews, and nobody can touch the car until the green flag. at that point it's up to the crew to adjust the car in the race if even the races were long enough to even have adjustment

                                                                                  • Bob Maplethorpe
                                                                                    Bob Maplethorpe  1 months back

                                                                                    I am fine with everything but the data. If you as a driver have figured something out, sharing it takes away the advantage you have earned. If everyone finishes together it isn't racing, it's hugging.

                                                                                    • Matteo
                                                                                      Matteo  1 months back

                                                                                      W series is like this:💩

                                                                                      • elkaydee
                                                                                        elkaydee  1 months back

                                                                                        so as guy, can I sign up for this 'no entry fee' series? no? definitely not the fairest sport then if there's exclusion.

                                                                                        • joe neuwerth
                                                                                          joe neuwerth  1 months back

                                                                                          In F1, eff no, but it is an interesting feeder series concept ... I wouldn't mind seeing a lower tier feeder series following their example to filter some talent into F2 and, of course, further filtered into F1. The barrier for entry (in F1) is so high as to deny opportunity to the truly deserving in favor of endorsement $$$ (looking at you Lance and Sergio).

                                                                                          • Jack Field
                                                                                            Jack Field  1 months back

                                                                                            Be better as a junior series not a woman only series so there can be equality