Chelsea Herbert vies for selection in testing for 2020 WSeries, Almeria, Spain

Chelsea Herbert vies for selection in testing for 2020 WSeries, Almeria, Spain

NZ’der Chelsea Herbert has just completed testing for selection for the most prestigous Women’s single-seater Formula 3 Series based in Europe at Almeria, Spain last week.

Chelsea Herbert WSeries testing for 2020 selection Photo Credit: WSeries

With the hugely successful first ever WSeries completed for the year, selection process is underway to choose 8 Women drivers to complete 18 grid line-up at Opening Round in 2020.

As part of the initiative launched at end of 2018, WSeries top 12 finishers in 2019 automatically go through for 2020 6 Round Series and the remaining 8 drivers including 2 reserves are up for selection.

With 13 Women hopefuls chosen to test their racing capabilities over the course of 3 days, much depends on each proving their racing skills, learning capacity, improvement techniques and character adaptability racing the WSeries Tatuus T-318 Formula 3 race car.

From 11 countries, Kiwi Chelsea Herbert was part of the driver selection test which has to rank as the most exciting opportuinity ever for the Auckland based 20 year old. Coming from Karting background, to racing GT4 endurance races, Chelsea hit milestone achievement becoming first ever Woman to stand on the podium at NZ’s BNT V8 Championship Round at Taupo in 2018.

Now, on the brink of possible selection to race in Europe’s WSeries Championship in 2020, Chelsea may just have embarked on whole new life-time experience for future racing career.

WSeries selection announcement soon.

Words: Sharon Cox.



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