Sarah Moore could be forgiven for wishing away the rest of 2020. While it has been a tough year for the entire planet, Moore and her fellow drivers in the W Series were expecting to be racing on the biggest stage of all as an official support series to F1. Instead, the pandemic put paid to that and the W Series 2020 became a virtual series on iRacing.
If you haven’t seen any of their races this year, head over to YouTube to enjoy some fantastic race viewing. And while an E-Sports race series means you don’t have to travel too far from your loved ones, it is never going to replace attacking 8 famous race tracks in a Taatus Alfa Romeo F3 car.
Still, the good news is that F1 and W Series have announced that W Series will be an official support series for 2021. Moore is already a multiple champion, having captured both the 2009 Ginetta Junior and 2018 Britcar Endurance Championships. Moore has also become an instructor to several other promising female racing drivers, including Kayls Cole who will be competing in F1000 in 2021.
While Moore’s career had not been in single-seaters until W Series, she impressed by finishing in the points in every race she completed in 2019. A win at Silverstone in the 2020 E-Sports series further demonstrated her adaptability and speed. Small wonder then that she is buzzing with excitement at the opportunity to showcase her skills in the real world next season.
Here at Grand Prix Grandstand, we wish Sarah the very best of luck for the forthcoming season. And if you want me to make a prediction, I think podiums are coming.