The W Series drew to a close this weekend with a thrilling finale at Brands Hatch. Fourth place for championship leader Jamie Chadwick in the sixth and final race of the inaugural 2019 season was sufficient for the British driver to be crowned champion in the only all-woman Formula series in the world. Chadwick was rewarded for her title win with a cheque for 500,000 dollars. The total prize money on offer amounted to 1.5 million dollars. The new racing format, in which only female drivers may race, was launched at the start of the year. Premium tyre maker Hankook supported the drivers with the Ventus Race tyre, which, with its high level of consistency and predictability, proved to be the ideal partner for the young drivers.
This was definitely René Rast´s day. The Audi driver won the Sunday DTM race at Brands Hatch and, in doing so, extended his lead in the Drivers´ Championship. Second place went to fellow Audi man Nico Müller, who also lies second in the overall standings. With conditions dry, many drivers opted for a long second stint, which saw them complete more than two thirds of the race distance on one set of Hankook race tyres. The premium tyre maker´s Ventus Race coped well with the high stresses and produced a typically strong performance.