W Series to remain on Channel 4 for 2021

UK commercial network aired all rounds during the 2019 season.

W Series to remain on Channel 4 for 2021

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  • W Series set to support F1 at eight rounds in 2021
  • Unconfirmed if broadcast partnership is exclusive

W Series’ 2021 season is set to be broadcast on UK free-to-air (FTA) television network Channel 4, the all female single seater championship has confirmed.

In a post on its Twitter account on 22nd May, W Series revealed Channel 4 had retained the UK broadcast partnership having aired the inaugural 2019 season. Channel 4 aired W Series when it was the support series for German touring car championship DTM.

For the upcoming season, W Series will support Formula One at eight locations across the calendar. Rather than follow Formula One in agreeing a UK broadcast partnership with pay-TV network Sky Sports, W Series has opted to remain on FTA.

The 2021 W Series season begins on 26th June at Spielberg, Austria, and it is unconfirmed at this stage if the deal with Channel 4 is exclusive.