W Series liveries unveiled ahead of final driver test

The W Series has unveiled the liveries it will use during its first season of competition ahead of the final driver selection test this weekend.

The series will be holding an "intense" four-day test at Spain's Circuito De Almeria starting on March 23, which will see the new 2019-spec Tatuus T-318 race car making its debut.

The cars feature five different liveries which include five separate "extrovert" colours in yellow, white, purple, black and red.

"Each combination allows space for prominent positioning of the driver’s name and national flag, as well as her own race number, as specifically chosen by each driver, once the final grid has been finalised."

28 drivers will be taking part in this weekend's test where only 18 will be selected to take part in the all-female racing series, which will support the DTM series at six rounds in 2019, starting with Hockenheim in May.

The champion takes home a $500,000 prize fund, with another $1m in prizes up for grabs.

Speaking about the final test, W Series Racing Director, Dave Ryan, said: "It’ll be much more of a race-focused programme than before.

"Obviously we’ll be recording lap-times, and the drivers’ pace will be important, but we’ll also be looking at their rate of improvement throughout the test, and the ability of each driver to work technically and productively with engineers and mechanics, in addition to their stamina and consistency over longer runs."