Former racing driver and Olympic champion, Caitlyn Jenner has launched a new team – Jenner Racing, which will compete in the third season of the W Series in 2023
The W Series consists of Formula 1 support races at eight Grand Prix weekends and will start in Miami in May. The series had a global reach of more than half-a-billion viewers in 2021 when it began its partnership with F1. In her role as team principal, Caitlyn Jenner will oversee the day-to-day running of Jenner Racing, driver line-up, car livery, and the acquisition of sponsors who are aligned with her mission of promoting women in sport and creating a platform for them in motorsport.
Speaking of her ambitions in the W Series, Jenner said, “As a championship dedicated to inspiring young girls and giving women the chance to succeed in roles throughout what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, the W Series is changing the face of motorsport.”
Jenner made it clear that her core objective is to ensure that the team wins the championship. “I will be beaming with pride when my Jenner Racing team starts its bid for W Series glory on motor racing’s greatest stage at the first race in Miami, in support of Formula 1. As has always been the case, I’m in it to win it”, she said.
Caitlyn Jenner has her fair share of experiences in motorsports
An Olympic champion in Decathlon, Jenner is no stranger to motorsport or F1 having first won a celebrity race at the Long Beach Grand Prix, California in 1979. Less than a year later, she debuted as a professional racing driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona race as part of Jim Busby’s team.
Jenner went on to compete professionally in the IMSA Camel GT Championship as a factory driver for the Ford Motor Company and Jack Roush for the next six years, making a total of 57 starts.She came back in the 1986 12 Hours of Sebring alongside co-driver Scott Pruett, to whom Jenner would finish runner-up in the championship that year.
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