W Series has unveiled its 2022 calendar with eight rounds in the year where they will travel to not just America but also in Asia.

As a support event to F1, W Series will run at eight weekends during the 2022 season where the year will start with a flyaway event in Miami on May 6-8 weekend. There will be four European rounds to follow between May and July.

First up is Barcelona on May 20-22 with Silverstone next on July 1-3, Paul Ricard on July 22-24 and Hungary on July 29-31. They will then move to Asia with Suzuka hosting a round on October 7-9, as the 2022 W Series will culminate in America.

Austin will host Round 7 on October 21-23 – although it is subjected to contract – while Mexico will host the finale on October 28-30. Here’s the full calendar:

Date                   Location                             
6-8 May              Miami, USA
20-22 May          Barcelona, Spain
1-3 July              Silverstone, UK
22-24 July          Le Castellet, France
29-31 July          Budapest, Hungary
7-9 October        Suzuka, Japan
21-23 October    Austin, USA
28-30 October    Mexico City, Mexico

“W Series’ expansion continues with the announcement of our 2022 race calendar which will see us visit more circuits and countries in a single season than ever before,” said Catherine Bond Muir. “Last year, we began a landmark partnership with Formula 1 and our talented grid of female racing drivers proved that they belong on motor racing’s greatest stage.

“Their skill and determination captivated audiences around the world, culminating in a thrilling season-ending double header in Austin, Texas, USA, where a record crowd of 400,000 people attended the race weekend and saw Jamie Chadwick successfully defend her W Series title. I am delighted that we will be returning to the Circuit of the Americas, Silverstone and Hungary in 2022, and excited to take W Series to Miami, Spain, France, Mexico and Japan for the first time – the latter representing another landmark achievement for W Series as we make our debut in Asia.

“We have always stated our intention to make the series a truly global movement and this calendar is the next step towards achieving that. Our season-ending round at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez promises to be a very special weekend indeed and I can’t wait to see the 2022 W Series champion crowned in the iconic Foro Sol Stadium. I know that our drivers will once again rise to the occasion next season, and I would like to thank Formula 1 for their continued support and commitment to creating more opportunities for girls and women in the highest categories of our sport.”

At the same time, Ross Brawn added: “We are proud to announce that W Series will continue to join us at eight Formula 1 races in 2022. It has been incredible to witness the championship progress as we continue to champion diversity across motor sport, and it is exciting to see the series will visit five new venues next year, including its debut in Asia.

“We believe that it is extremely important to give everyone the opportunity to reach the highest levels of our sport, and our partnership with W Series continues to demonstrate our resolve in building greater diversity across Formula 1.”