Michele Mouton lowered his thumb to the W Series

The rally runner-up questioned the women's category, which aims to be a springboard to Formula 1.

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The former French pilot Michele mouton, world rally runner-up in 1982 and currently responsible for the FIA Commission for Women in Motorsports, was again critical of the WSeries, the only female category in the world that pretends to be a springboard to Formula 1.

"I have nothing against the W Series, because it is a promotion for women in motorsports, but I do not agree with the goal and with putting only young women because the only way to go up is to fight with the best drivers", Mouton explained.

Michele MoutonIn addition, he qualified the competitions of the W Series, which shares several dates with the F.1, as "a parade" and I add, "It is nice to see women driving, but looking at the times and what they are capable of doing, one realizes that it is not enough."

The Frenchwoman, who won four World Rally Championship competitions and also the Pikes Peak climb, said that the best thing would be for the W Series to promote its champion to the F3 so that it can be measured with the best pilots.

“They have to race with the best to see how far they can go… If they don't have to pay, as they are now, they drive F.1 on weekends and on top of that the winner goes to F.3, then I join. My position is quite clear in this regard "He said.

Jamie chadwick“I think that today there is a great effort for equality and it is something that can be seen and felt everywhere, not only in competition but in the industry. We want there to be more women in motorsport and everywhere ”, concluded.

The W Series played two championships. In both the winner was the English Jamie chadwick, who after his first consecration became the team's development pilot Williams. Despite this relationship with the Grove team, the 23-year-old has yet to test an F.1, something she hopes to do in 2022.

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